Tenant Remedies

Tenant Remedies

Tenant Remedies

From the rent of a property between the owner and the tenant, a landlord-tenant relationship arises. This relationship imposes a series of rights and duties governed by state obligations and customary law applied in all contracts. In a way, the law seeks to ensure that the location remains habitable throughout the lease period in addition to the information described in the agreement.

Rights and duties correspond to three main topics:

  • Possession
  • Habitable condition
  • No interference with the use


The possession refers to the fact that when signing the contract, the lessee has the right of possession according to the dates informed in the agreement. Any impediment of the landlord to the control of the property by the lessee during the period of the contract will be considered a breach of contract must be questioned legally.

Habitable Condition

The landlord must provide the habitable conditions of the property, according to the survey and the agreement signed by both parties. It is essential to evaluate during the signing of the contract how both intend to deal with the needs of improvement of the property. In some cases, these improvements are the tenant’s responsibility, and in other cases, it is the landlord’s responsibility.

No interference with the use

In addition to keeping the property in habitable condition, it is the lessor’s responsibility not to interfere or interfere with the facilities’ permitted use. It means that the agreement of no interference in use ensures that the locator has the directory to be free from interference.

In case of any of these breaches of contract, one can evaluate some measure, which can be known as tenant remedies, such as a rent discount or a change in behavior between both parties, to fulfill what was described in the contract agreement.

If you are experiencing any breach of contract with your landlord, be sure to contact us. We have experience in the matter, and we can help you bring this situation to trial if necessary. Call us today! 416 221-2221

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