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Re: Ontario:breaking the lease

Posted by TenantNet on November 25, 1996 at 13:35:32:

In Reply to: Ontario:breaking the lease posted by Dave Mahon on November 24, 1996 at 10:55:32:

: I have read the other posting about breaking a lease but I am concernec that they do not all apply to me because I live in Ontario
: My problem is I am a student and no longer wish to rent the unit that I am in...
: I have purchased my own home(duplex) therefore need out quick..
: I have tried to sublet with posters and ads in the paper but no
: one has replied yet...I can no longer afford to pay the rent here...
: Plus my landlord has allowed workmen into my apartment without my
: prior notification and while I am not even here...the reparis were minor and did not need to be done immediately
: This breaks the lease clause that states that he has to give me
: 48 hours notice....does this also help break the lease so that I can get out of it?

We don't know Ontario law, but there are some Canadian resources on the web page.
Even though he entered without notice and this might technically be in violation,
it probably is not harmful to you to the extent it is a "breach of lease."
In some localities, if you leave the burden is on the owner to try to "mitigate his losses" before he comes after you.

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