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If the landlord gave you a key, and you can not give it back to him he has every right to charge you for correcting the oversight. I put to you that if you can't provide it back to him, he can't be certain that it has not fallen into the wrong hands, and he would be prudent to change the lock - and indeed, he may not even have another copy of the key in ...


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Your landlord has an obligation to allow "quiet enjoyment" of the premises. Essentially this means that, unless they are damaging his or her property, the tenants are entited to act as though it were their own property. Many people take drugs at home. Between the tenants and the landlord this is not something the landlord is allowed to get involved in. If ...


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Ask yourself... What are you trying to achieve? My understanding is an employer is not obliged to provide you a positive job reference. I believe at most, they are only to obliged to confirm that you worked there. Anything above that is optional. The fact that you have left British Columbia only makes it more difficult for the company to chase you - It ...


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Your landlord is not a law enforcement official. When you think that a crime is taking place, inform the police.


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You've had 3 weeks to wrap the key in a sheet of paper with a note written on it and mail it to your ex-landlord, or to go around to his place of business and hand it to him. Saying or thinking that you haven't been given the chance to return it is untrue, and unhelpful to your situation. It is normal for the landlord to have the locks changed if he ...


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Failing to comply with a court order is contempt; other answers have dealt with this. If the order creates a debt then the beneficiary of that order can take various methods to have the debt satisfied including getting orders to: seize and sell physical property obtain a lien over real property garnishee bank accounts garnishee wages or other income wind ...


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In the United States (and probably any common law country) a judge may find a person in criminal or civil contempt of court. One is in contempt of court if they refuse to follow the orders of the court. If one thinks the orders are wrong or improper the proper remedy is to ask for a stay of the order or file an emergency appeal and hope for a stay there. If ...


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PIPA has a dispute resolution process. See page 39 of the guidance document. The judge in your current case may have the power to award you damages under PIPA, but most likely not. You are probably best served by using the information as evidence that the guy is a bad person, has little regard for the laws, openly defied PIPA, etc. However, if he's smart he ...


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Yes, they still have to go through the normal eviction process and must still provide the minimum number of days required by their local jurisdiction in order to vacate the property. By moving in and establishing residency, the tenant and landlord form an implied lease - the tenant does not need anything in writing in order to establish their legal rights to ...


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http://www.healthinfoprivacybc.ca/confidentiality/when-can-and-cant-they-tell-others is a pretty good summary. Different rules apply to private practices than public clinics and hospitals. I will assume that the clinic on campus is private. This is a summary of the summary about who your information can be shared with: Health care professionals can share ...


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Lawyers are useful in litigation the way engineers are useful construction or doctors are useful in surgery The know what they’re doing and have done it many times before: you haven’t. In your particular situation your lawyer can advise you if you actually have a case worth pursuing and the best way to do so. In most jurisdictions lawyers cannot represent ...


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A settlement is fundamentally a contract where parties A and B promise to do certain things (one of them being "stop litigating"). A court order is an enforceable order to do something. A contract cannot be directly enforced (where force is used to make a person comply), it requires a court order for actual enforcement. The conditions of a contract might be ...


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A tenant can only be held liable for any damage that is caused during the course of the tenancy if not pre-existing (marked by notation in your lease, or photos upon move-in). If you cause damage you must pay reasonable cost to rectify the damage. I feel comfortable saying that as a rule, landlords are not typically piling trash in the house or breaking ...


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You should document the condition of the property with photographs before you move in. This will be your evidence if later you are charged for something that you did not do — or was already that way when you moved in. As @DaleM points out this is called a Dilapidation Report. When you fight for your security deposit back if there is a later dispute, it ...


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Non-compete clauses are very common in professional contracts. They serve to protect the legitimate business interests. Non-complete clauses can be overturned if they are excessive - too great of a geographical range, or too long of a time period. It's difficult to say what may be in the contract, though. You should read your employment contract in its ...


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It would basically be illegal, regardless of what a contract says: contracts are subordinate to the law. So the question comes down to whether the law unequivocally requires OT for shifts longer that 8 hours. These sorts of governmental fact sheets are not absolute statements of the law, they are guidelines about what is most commonly applicable, and to ...


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According to Business Law in Canada (Yates et al, 11e) there are 2 tests generally used, which you seem to be at least tangentially familiar with: The control test and the organization test. This is my best summary of theses tests: An employer: Tells you how and when to work Has the right to supervise and direct Supplies tools Has a reasonable expectation ...


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The fact that you have a medical condition doesn't change the rules set by a private establishment or business. A restaurant can bar all types of smoking (Including Vaping). Your medical condition would not be an exemption to this rule. Your employer can have terms of employment that would prohibit you from smoking tobacco or even medicinal marijuana. So ...


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It seems a shame to end a perfectly good relationship over a $80 bbq So don't: any legal action you take against the landlord will do this. Actions you could take include reporting him to the police for theft or suing him for the tort of conversion. Even if you are not permitted by your lease to have a barbecue (and I would be extremely surprised if this ...


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The general principle regarding liability is that you are responsible for the damages that you caused. If you smack a car and caused $100 dollars of damage, that is what you owe. If, previously, someone else smacked the car and caused $1,000 worth of damage, they are liable to that extent – and not the sum of the two amounts. Liability does not transfer to "...


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The actual law in BC, the Residential Tenancy Act, guaranteed a tenant's rights to the rental unit and the common areas, and restricts the landlord's right to enter the rental unit. Common areas are distinct from the rental unit. A common areas is "any part of residential property the use of which is shared by tenants, or by a landlord and one or more ...


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I will be filing a claim against her for loss of quiet enjoyment due to dogs barking, and was wondering if I could make the evidence strong that she broke the lease by forcing me out early? Consider arguing that the conditions you describe contravene section 32(1) (or some non-repair, equivalent provision) to the extent that the barking tends to hinder ...


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"an agreement by email for the cost of rent and damage deposit etc." may well constitute a lease. If it doesn't specify a term or ending method, it is probably a month to month lease. If nothing is specified about notice to leave, you probably should gt 30 days notice. The law in BC is the Residential Tenancy Act. However, many localities have laws that ...


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A question from my mom: Is it possible to re-draft a will such that a third party could sell the home on our behalf? Yes. A third-party could sell the home, the home could be placed in trust and not sold, and other options are also available. For that matter, even if the will says "all to my children in equal shares", an executor usually doesn't have to ...


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You would report unpermitted lock replacement to the home owner. The building code regulates new construction and renovations, and is not a requirement of any and all residences. This seems to correspond to a "secondary suite", which is supposed to be registered with the city (if it is allowed in your city). Here is a link for Vancouver, for instance. Such ...


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The court is ordering the appellant to pay the respondent for any court costs it has paid. The losing party in a lawsuit is frequently ordered to reimburse the prevailing party for whatever it costs it may have incurred. Those costs typically come in the form of fees for various actions taken by the clerk, from the filing of the complaint to sending ...


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From the page you linked, if a lease doesn't prohibit pets then pets are allowed unless they cause damage or other problems. If pets are allowed and they are not causing damage or problems the landlord can take no action. The remainder of your question is answered by following the link from your link about getting a pet without permission: If the tenancy ...


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What matters here is whether the person signing the lease on behalf of the landlord was authorised by the landlord to do so; the Residential Tenancy Act definition of 'landlord' is irrelevant. When you have an agent, that person 'stands in your shoes' as far as the law is concerned. There are some exceptions (e.g. if you have a firearm permit you cannot ...


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