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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Sessions are 1.5 - 2 hours substantive, & you receive the session's
Receive an Attendance Certificate towards your
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Access to forms & video updates for 1 year if
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You will receive all the caselaw &
files referred to in the webinar