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Information for Tenants

Navigating Residential Tenancies Act Rights as a Tenant

At Magna Carta Legal Services, we recognize the importance of empowering tenants with the knowledge and support necessary to navigate their rights under the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). Our dedicated legal services are tailored to assist tenants in Ontario, ensuring they are well-informed and protected within the complexities of the RTA.

Understanding RTA Rights:
As a tenant, it's crucial to be aware of your rights under the RTA. Common tenant concerns and rights include:

Protection from Unlawful Eviction:  Knowing your rights and the proper procedures to prevent unlawful eviction.
 Rent Payment Protections:  Understanding your rights regarding rent payments, potential increases, and timely communication with landlords.

Living Conditions: Ensuring the property is maintained in a safe and habitable condition, with proper response to repair requests.


Our Services for Tenants:

Legal Consultations:  Personalized consultations to help tenants understand their rights and obligations under the RTA, fostering informed decision-making.

Representation in Tribunal:  Experienced representation in tribunal proceedings related to RTA matters, advocating for fair outcomes aligned with tenants' rights.

Case Analysis and Defense:  Meticulous analysis of each case, identification of legal defenses, and crafting a robust defense strategy tailored to specific RTA concerns.

Negotiations and Settlements:  Skilled negotiations with landlords or opposing parties to explore alternative resolutions, facilitating amicable settlements and preserving tenant rights.

Guidance on Legal Procedures:  Clear guidance on legal procedures involved in RTA rights, ensuring tenants are well-prepared for tribunal hearings and any necessary administrative steps.

Examples of RTA Rights for Tenants:

  • Privacy and Notice:  Asserting your right to privacy and proper notice before entry by the landlord.


  • Timely Repairs and Maintenance:  Advocating for timely repairs and maintenance to uphold living standards.

Timely Updates and Communication:
Regular and timely updates, as well as transparent communication with tenants throughout the legal process, keeping them informed about the progress of their cases.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive and effective assistance for tenants asserting their rights under the RTA in Ontario, offering legal expertise, strategic guidance, and personalized support.

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Call Us Today

No matter the issue you're facing with your landlord, Magna Carta Legal Service is here to provide guidance. We assist in preparing and presenting your case before the Landlord and Tenant Board. Leveraging our in-depth knowledge of Landlord and Tenant Board Rules and Procedures, we offer efficient support in drafting and filing necessary applications. Additionally, our team provides diligent representation during Board hearings. Trust us to navigate these challenges seamlessly, ensuring a robust approach to resolving your landlord-related concerns.

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