Glass Buildings

Information for Tenants

As a Tenant, you should not have to add worries about unexpected rental increases or going home to an unlivable rental space to your list of daily stressors. With Magna Carta Legal Services on your side, you will receive a comprehensive and accessible understanding of your rights as a tenant under the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act in addition to offering adequate legal advice in how to handle any issues that might arise with your Landlord over the course of your tenancy.  Magna Carta Legal Services is equipped to take on a number of Landlord related disputes including:


  • Rental rebates for illegal rent increases and upfront monies collected illegally 

  • Abatement of rent for maintenance issues, harassment and interference of reasonable enjoyment

  • Rental abatement and/or compensation because the Landlord evicted you under the pretense that they required the unit and they subsequently re-rented for a higher rate

  • To obtain an Order allowing you to sublet or assign your unit because your Landlord unreasonably refused your request


Magna Carta Legal Services adheres strictly to the rules of the Landlord and Tenant Board and offers efficient and diligent assistance with the drafting and filing of any applications that need to be brought before the Board. Additionally, we can help in representing you at Landlord and Tenant Board hearings and help in taking the stress out of an overwhelming process.