Month: March 2020

Information for self represented Family law litigants

Emergency family law referral telephone line Last week, with support from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, we (The Law Society of Ontario) launched an interim emergency family law referral telephone line to provide assistance to people who are self-represented (SRLs) and are trying to determine whether or not their […]

Dealing with an Illegal lockout

What to do if you’re locked out It is illegal for a landlord to change the locks to a rental unit or the building, without giving the tenant a key for the new locks. If you are a tenant and a landlord has locked you out, or is threatening to lock you out, contact the Rental […]

Tenants must pay rent if able

Rent Tenants who can pay their rent must do so, to the best of their abilities. Landlords are entitled to collect compensation from a tenant for each day that an eviction order is not enforced. However, tenants who are asked to self-isolate or who can’t work may have difficulty paying their rent. We encourage landlords […]

Landlord visits to property under Covid 19

Entering a rental unit and physical distancing A landlord can only enter a tenant’s unit in specific circumstances. In most cases, the landlord must: give the tenant 24 hours written notice state what day and time they will enter (between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.) state the reason for entering the unit There are […]

Update on paying rent and Eviction process in Ontario

https://www.ontario.ca/page/renting-changes-during-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2JRimU_xBcQRbsbwvlRI_CjuMmUqQS2psXipFX1xvIKOMRPxphWs-YjpA

Residential evictions suspended in Ontario

CHIEF JUSTICE COURT ORDER – SUSPENDING RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE CHIEF JUSTICE GEOFFREY B. MORAWETZ |         THURSDAY, THE 19th DAY OF MARCH 2020 B E T W E E N : ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ONTARIO Applicant – and – PERSONS UNKNOWN Respondents APPLICATION UNDER Rule 14.05(3)(h) of the Rules of Civil Procedure ORDER      THIS […]

Limitations Periods suspended during Covid 19

“for the duration of the emergency” Limitations period suspended “for the duration of the emergency”.

Criminal Courts – out of custody Accused & Covid 19 update

CRIMINAL MATTERS – OUT OF CUSTODY ACCUSED Criminal courts remain open. However, if you are not in custody and have a criminal court appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice between Monday March 16 and Friday April 3, you do not need to attend court. If you do not attend court, your matter will be […]