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miralia1
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Posted On: 10/28/2021
miralia1
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Hi,
I am applying for a rental house in Richmond Hill Ontario and the agent told us to join a family picture when we sign the application for the house. I am very surprised. This is the 1st time I heard something like that.
Could a landlord ask this kind of question?
Thank you
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Posted On: 10/31/2021
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us. We can appreciate that you would be very concerned about this situation.

It is best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some information and advice regarding what your options are in this situation.

We hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.


Sincerely,

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RiveraSong
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Posted On: 3/17/2022
RiveraSong
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Hello,

My husband and I applied to rent a house in Brampton. We submitted credit report/scores, job letters each, 2 pay stubs each, 4 referrals and filled out the 401K application. We met in person at the property then after submitted the first and last rent payments.
The following day, we were asked to send driver's license, previous rental payment history and bank statements yet we still haven't received a lease document to sign from the landlord.

Is this landlord asking for too much? Can we refuse to show our bank statements especially after they confirmed our referrals and contacted our employment offices? It feels very invasive.
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Posted On: 3/31/2022
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

In terms of what your landlord can ask, you may find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, What kinds of questions can a Landlord ask? Many landlords will ask you to complete an application form before they will rent an apartment or house to you. Sometimes, rental application forms contain very sensitive questions, such as a bank account number, proof of income and more.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org team
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