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Bill 184, Changes to the RTA -  The legislature has now passed Bill 184 and the bill has received Royal Assent and parts have been proclaimed.  In short order, all the changes will be in force, and we will need to know not only the technical changes, but how to deal with them on a day to day basis. The webinars below, including their related videos, have the latest Bill 184 changes incorporated.

This CPD for paralegals and lawyers will describe the history and background of this bill, discuss the substantive changes, and also looks at the tie-in to COVID-19.  The CPD is 1.5 hours substantive.
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Caselaw -  The LTB has a wealth of binding caselaw from appeals to Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.  These appeals are binding on the Board, and can be used to bullet-proof your case.  LTB decisions may be persuasive, but decisions from the appeal Courts have the real power.

This 2 hour CPD will provide you with my most popular appellate decisions that I keep in my everyday caselaw file.  I will discuss the important decisions, how they can be argued and what the ratio of each case is.  For new paralegals, it will be an overview of the importance of caselaw.  For experienced paralegals, it will provide you with the leading cases that can improve your practice results.
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Ontario's System of Rent Control -
  In this CPD which has been updated with the Bill 184 changes from July, 2020, we will discuss rent deposits, interest on rent deposits, raising rents, increases for additional facilities, illegal charges, the L5 above guideline application, the N10 notice and Ontario's new 2017 and 2018 section 6 rule changes and of course the recent July, 2020 Bill 184 changes..

You will learn everything you need to know about keeping the rent legal and avoiding applications by a tenant for a rent reduction and abatement.  We will review the use of the correct forms, timing and service considerations adn everything else related to increasing the rent in your rental.

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Eviction for Tenant Conduct, Compensation for Damage & Utilities -
This 1.5 hour CPD includes all the 2021 Bill 184 changes.  Evictions for conduct at the LTB are hard to get.  Caselaw puts a big burden on landlords to make notices perfect.  It's not just the statutory requirements like timing, but also the amount of detail in notices.  The issue of legal marijuana in Ontario, both growing and using in rentals will also be discussed.  The LTB now deals with unpaid utilities as well, and this is dealt with in this webinar.

Learn about the unusual system of notices (rather than applications) to plead facts at the LTB.  Get copies of my best notice pleadings for N5's etc.  Learn about the intricacies of the complicated N5 notice.  Few people really understand it or know how to argue it.  There have also been changes in the last year regarding the conditions for serving a second N5.  This webiar includes flow charts and tables for your office wall.
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Mediation at the LTB -
We will cover the process of mediation at the LTB, the private mediated agreement versus the consent order.  Learn about how to use agreements with s.78 clauses as a way to an easier eviction. Learn about the difference between a re-opening vs a s.78 re-application.  We will discuss the strategic issues of when to mediate versus going to a hearing.

We will examine the L4 and the actual s.78 statutory requirements that need to be satisfied in order to file one.  We will also look at the set aside process and how to argue it from a landlord's perspective.  We will disect Rule 13 of the Rules of Practice in detail.  There have been recent changes to re-openings that will make mediated agreements even weaker. This webinar includes the new July 2020 Bill 184 procedure for section 206 private payment agreements, and these are discussed in detail.
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Evictions for Landlord or Purchaser Use + Renovation and Demolition -
In this 1.5 hour CPD which includes all the 2020 Bill 184 changes, we discuss No Fault Evictions, that is, those for landlord and purchaser use, as well as for demolition and extensive renovation.  There have been a huge number of changes to statute over the last two years, including compensation, length of stay, corporate landlords, affidavits and declarations, reverse onus on T5's etc. 

We will cover the N12, N13, the L2 and T5 applications.  The leading caselaw will be presented as well as strategies to achieve success for the landlord client, and pitfalls of which to be beware. Your client can lose their home forever if done incorrectly!
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Odds and Ends -
We will start with the new government lease and the importance of having a comprehensive lease Appendix to provide certainty and enforceability of the lease terms.  We will look at the new Rules relating to service by email, when it's allowed, and how to get consent using the new LTB form.  We will examine the A2 application which provides evictions for unauthorized occupants, discuss the difference between a "tenant" and an "occupant" etc.  We will look at s.83 arguments for A2 applications.  We will discuss the changes for the new Rules of Practice, especially those regarding notice of entry into the unit. We will deal with a short discussion on jurisdiction and exemptions, as welll as a thorough discussion of the Human Rights Code and evictions.
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Human Rights Code and the RTA -
In this 2 hour CPD we will discuss the basics of Human Rights Code law in Ontario, the origins, development, and application to the Residential Tenancies Act!  The 2009 Policy Guideline on the Code and Rental housing will be examined.  We will be reviewing and distributing significant case law that will assist you whether you are acting for landlords or tenants.  Once the basics of "general" Human Rights Code law is reviewed, we will be examining the applicability to Code issues both pre-tenancy and for in-place evictions.

The latter half of the 2 hours will deal with evictions, what is required when there are Code issues, proper messaging, accommodation plans and drafting notices of termination where there are Code issues.  Samples of termination notices and accommodation letters will be will be provided of course.
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Reviews, Amendments & Appeals under the RTA - Administrative law principles matter when you are arguing reviews at the LTB.  Many paralegals don't properly prepare themselves and fail to argue admin law principles such as curial deference, standard of review, discretion to fact-finders etc.  This 2 hour CPD will make you a better overall paralegal, teaching you how to draft review requests at the LTB that will more often than not, get you to a review hearing.  We will talk about the 3 stages of review under the Rules, and of course look at the Rule and Guideline on Reviews.  You will receive a number of different review requests to help guide you in your own drafting. 

We will also talk about requests to amend, the difference between amendments and reviews, when amendments should be granted and when they cannot, and the timing issues around amendments.  Finally we will be speaking of the statutory ritght of appeal under the RTA, and why and how you should look at EVERY LTB hearing as a first step in a successful appeal if it should to to Divisional Court.
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