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Immigrants arriving in Canada must be aware of Tenant and Land Lord act

Posted on May 22, 2017
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Tenant and Landlord act of Canada

Immigrants who arrive in Canada either have to own or rent a property for their residence. If you do not have relatives or friends to guide you, you can always avail services of Immigration experts or legal advisors. Owning a home would not be an ideal choice for newly arrived immigrants as their final destination for settlement would be unsure. They may receive fresh job opportunities at new locations in Canada.

The Tenant and Landlord act of Canada defines the conditions that have to be satisfied by both the landlord and tenant who enter into a property agreement for rent. The responsibilities and rights of the landlords and tenants and the process for enforcing them if in case the need arises are stipulated by this act.

Immigrants who do not possess an offer of employment can obtain a rental home with their relatives or friends or ask them to become lease guarantors. It is important to know that even if the tenancy is not defined in writing, the rights of the tenants are still legally enforceable. Thus it is advisable that one is familiar with the provisions of the Tenant and Landlord act, quotes Times of India.

When the prospective immigrant tenant first enters the property he must be given an information brochure by the landlord provided by the Tenant and Landlord Board. The rent for first and last month is mandatory after selection of property and determination of lease period. The majority of the provinces have the provision of payment of annual interest by the landlord on the money deposited and the rent for last month.

No rental increase can be made effective without prior written notice of three months by the landlord. It is important to give a written reply otherwise it is considered to be an acceptance of the increase of rent.

A termination notice must be given two months earlier to the expiry of the tenancy if it is so intended. In such a scenario prospective tenants can be made to view the property at timings that are mutually agreed. It is always good to have written notices so as to have an amicable settlement of disputes if any.

If you are looking to Migrate, Study, Visit, Invest or Work in Canada, contact Y-Axis, the world’s most trusted Immigration & Visa Consultant.

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