Ontario tenants will have more protection from eviction from September 1.
Effective Friday, when a landlord ends a tenancy to have family members move in, people evicted must receive compensation.
Housing Minister Peter Milczyn said in a statement, ““When a tenant is evicted through no fault of their own, they are forced to scramble to find new accommodations and cover the costs of a sudden move.”
According to new rules the landlords will have to pay one month’s rent to the evicted tenant or offer him or her another comparable rental unit.
There will also be a new measure in place to ensure that an apartment isn’t vacated, ostensibly for a relative, and, less than one year later, rented out to someone else.
The government says, ““If the landlord advertises, re-rents or demolishes/converts the unit within one year, she or he will be considered to have acted in bad faith, unless they can prove otherwise and could face a fine of up to $25,000.”