At some point, all landlords find themselves dealing with difficult tenancy situations such as consistent late payment or non-payment of rent, damage to the unit, overcrowding, noisy or destructive tenants, and illegal activities. The statutory regime which applies to residential tenancies can be a landmine for even an experienced landlord and/or property manager. All landlords must ensure that the formal and substantive steps are strictly complied with when seeking to recover rental income and/or possession of the unit. Many individuals who have attempted to deal with a residential tenancy situation without professional assistance have been tripped up by the procedural complexities. They have found themselves faced with a matter that drags on for months, often while no rent is being collected.
Similarly, landlords and tenants often attempt to draw tenancy agreements on their own, sometimes using “boilerplate” forms from stationery stores. These forms often contain vague, illegal and unenforceable terms, increasing the risk of misunderstanding, disappointment, and future conflict between landlord and tenant.
The lawyers of MBZ know residential tenancy law inside and out. Their years of experience in appearing before boards and tribunals will ensure that your matter is dealt with promptly, efficiently, and with the best possible results.
Call MBZ today for help with your residential landlord and tenant matter.
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