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Is this even legal? Yes, it is lawful. The Ontario Tenancy Act does not seem to outlaw that type of clauses. But the clause (or lease) will be binding only if you agree to it. Also note that the clause refers to reasonable costs, which implies that those costs must be for a reasonable cause. In other words, the landlord would be barred from recovery of ...


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It is the terms of the lease that govern what you may and may not do, so if pets are not disallowed, they are allowed. You are not a party to the contract between the landlord and the agent, so whatever the landlord may have told the agent is technically irrelevant to you. However, this may be an indication that the landlord plans to change policy; it might ...


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BC law requires tenancy agreements to state the tenancy period, which your landlord set as August 4th 2019 until May 31th 2020. There are exceptional circumstances allowing early termination of an agreement, the only relevant one being that both parties agree in writing (I assume you are not fleeing family violence and don't require long-term care). If you ...


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A landlord is generally allowed to impose all forts of requirements on pets, unless there is something specifically prohibited, either by state of federal law. 42 USC 3602(h)(1) includes mental impairment under the term "handicap", so assuming you have the appropriate official documentation, then you cannot be discriminated against in rental housing. The ...


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