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Landlord’s Responsibility to Repair

repairs1-copy1What are my responsibilities for repair as a landlord?

Having worked with landlords and tenants for years, whether a large complex or small, I find there is a general misunderstanding about maintenance.

“A landlord is responsible for providing and maintaining a residential complex, including the rental units in it, in a good state of repair and fit for habitation and for complying with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards. 2006, c. 17, s. 20 (1).”[1] (more…)

What is a Contract?- Part 1

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Contracts 101-  What is a Contract?

There are many definitions of contracts, but in general a contract is an agreement between parties that is enforceable by law.  While a contract always involves an agreement, not every agreement is a contract.  Below are 2 examples.

Example 1: Daniel has a car for sale.  He offers to sell it to Chuck for $5,000.  Chuck agrees to pay Daniel his asking price.  They both agree that the money will be paid on Friday.  On Thursday Daniel calls Chuck and explains that he’s changed his mind and that the car is no longer for sale.  Can Chuck sue Daniel for breach of contact? (more…)

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