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What are my rights as a tenant?

As a tenant of a rental property in Ontario, you have rights protected by law. These rights include:
  • House - UnionBasic services, such as heat, water, and electricity;
  • A safe home for you and your family;
  • Privacy;
  • Freedom from discrimination;
  • Controlled rent increases;
  • Protection from unlawful eviction.
It is very important that you know and understand your rights as a tenant. To learn more about tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities visit Settlement.Org.

In Peterborough, there are organizations that can help you when you think your rights as a tenant are violated. These organizations include:

 

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