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Matt Maurer

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Matt Maurer is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with nearly a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his clients. He is a regular contributor to print and online media publications on issues pertaining to real estate disputes and issues affecting the practice of law and access to justice. He is with Minden Gross LLP in Toronto. Contact him by email or call 416-369-4322.

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In what very well might be a record for living rent free, a recent case illustrates how a tenant was able to freeload for over 18 months despite agreeing to an order requiring him to vacate the unit.

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A recent Ontario Divisional Court decision has sought to clarify conflicting decisions and provide guidance as to the obligations of tenants when their landlords terminate their lease early.

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A recent decision demonstrates just how easy it is for residential tenants to game the system and live rent free.

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The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the Mortgages Act, which allows lenders to set aside tenancy agreements, does not conflict with the Residential Tenancies Act.

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The Ontario Divisional Court has overturned a decision of the Financial Services Tribunal in which the tribunal revoked a mortgage broker’s license because the tribunal failed to consider lesser penalties.

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A decision released recently is another all-too-familiar example of how residential tenants can game the system to their advantage.

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A panel of three Divisional Court judges in Ontario has overturned a decision of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LLTB) and ruled that a landlord is prohibited from terminating the tenancy relationship with his tenant until she dies.

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An Ontario Superior Court Judge has expressed his hope that legislative changes will be made to stop tenants from "gaming the system". The facts of the case are straightforward and rather appalling.

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A panel of three Ontario Divisional Court Judges have held that residential landlords are not permitted to photograph a property while it is occupied by a tenant unless the lease explicitly permits it.

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The Ontario Superior Court has once again underscored how completing a seller property information statement (SPIS) can be a risky move for vendors.