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Yes.Robin wrote: ↑August 19th, 2018, 9:08 pmLook at the Rental Fairness Act of 2017 which was a good start to helping Tenants:
RTA amendment (to s. 134) prohibits a landlord from collecting or attempting to collect from a former tenant of a rental unit any amount of money "purporting to be rent" with respect to any period after the tenancy has terminated and the tenant has vacated the rental unit. In situations where a tenant wishes to “break” a fixed-term lease, a usual tactic is deliberate non-payment of rent or to hold a "lease-breaking party," in order to receive an eviction notice from the landlord. The eviction notice requires the tenant to vacate the unit within a matter of weeks, and if the tenant does so, the tenancy is terminated.
Prior to the RTA amendments, it was common for landlords to demand or formally claim any lost rent pending re-rental of the unit as “damages” for the tenant’s deliberate breach of contract. Now, such a claim is prohibited, and where a landlord makes demand for same, the landlord is also exposed to substantial fines.
Want to move, don't pay rent.
However, make sure you get the legal N4 document and do not simply not pay rent and leave.
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We need to make sure every Tenant in Ontario realizes you are no longer bound by any type of fixed term lease, as long as you be a bit tricky. (Or sneaky )
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