Housing

Free webinar: tenant and employee rights in COVID-19

March 30th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

UPDATE: Video of this workshop is online now. View it above or on YouTube here. 

Iler Campbell lawyer, Safia Lakhani, will be participating in a free webinar this Tuesday at 7pm titled “What next? Navigating your employment & housing rights in COVID-19.” Continue reading “Free webinar: tenant and employee rights in COVID-19” »

Some helpful clarifications from the LTB regarding evictions

March 30th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

You may have heard that the LTB has suspended hearings related to eviction applications as well as the issuance of eviction orders. A recently posted update on their website clarifies that while they’re not hearing arrears or N5 or N5C applications, they will continue to hear serious cases in which an N6, N6C, N7 or N7C was served. It is not entirely clear from the update whether they will be proceeding with all of these applications or just those that they deem to be urgent.

We will continue to post updates on our blog as they become available. Continue reading “Some helpful clarifications from the LTB regarding evictions” »

Housing in the time of COVID-19

March 27th, 2020 by Safia Lakhani

This article was first published on rabble.ca

The first cases of COVID-19 are suspected to have occurred in Wuhan, China late last year. A few short months later, it has had far reaching and devastating consequences for economies around the world. Along with the loss of regular social contact and increasing uncertainty in employment, some will be at risk of losing access to housing. While several international treaties recognize housing as a human right, few governments have enacted domestic laws that ensure access to adequate housing for all citizens. In the midst of this global pandemic, calls for social distancing and sheltering in place are meaningless without access to shelter. Continue reading “Housing in the time of COVID-19” »

Legal issues to keep in mind as we navigate uncharted waters

March 24th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

We are living in very unusual times. While we have adopted a physical distancing policy with many of us working from our home offices, we are very much up and running, ready to serve client needs.

In the last few days, we have been asked a variety of questions that, frankly, are new to us. We know that you are struggling with them too. This article attempts to highlight some of the issues that you may already have faced or may be facing tomorrow. Remember, if or when these issues arise, we are here for you.

We’ve tried to group them according to legal topic. Some of these will relate to you and some not. There is no legal advice in this blog. Just information that might help you know when it’s time to call for assistance. Continue reading “Legal issues to keep in mind as we navigate uncharted waters” »

Video: Human Rights & Housing in – An Overview

February 24th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Video of Celia Chandler’s workshop, Human Rights & Housing in – An Overview, is now online!

If you like, you can also download a copy of the slides here.

At Iler Campbell LLP, we are regularly asked to provide advice on a wide range of human rights and housing issues including: dogs in pet‑free co‑ops; whether a medical note provides enough detail; and if behaviour can justify eviction if it relates to a mental health disability.

In this webinar, Celia Chandler gives an overview of how the Ontario Human Rights Code applies in housing. The goal for the session – to give you better tools to know whether you’ve got an issue that’s worth a call to your lawyer.

Free Legal Workshop – Human Rights & Housing: An Overview

February 5th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

At Iler Campbell LLP, we are regularly asked to provide advice on a wide range of human rights and housing issues including: dogs in pet‑free co‑ops; whether a medical note provides enough detail; and if behaviour can justify eviction if it relates to a mental health disability.

Join Celia Chandler on Feburary 19th at noon for this free one hour webinar where she will give an overview of how the Ontario Human Rights Code applies in housing. The goal for the session – to give you better tools to know whether you’ve got an issue that’s worth a call to your lawyer. Continue reading “Free Legal Workshop – Human Rights & Housing: An Overview” »