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Resources and Publications

Paying your rent CLB 2
Paying your rent CLB 2
(
November
2013
)
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Police Powers: Stops and Searches
(
December
2018
)

This resource sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.

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Power of Attorney for Personal Care
(
May
2016
)

This resource explains what a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include how to make a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, when an attorney can make decisions, the types of decisions they can make, and where to get forms, legal information, and help.

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Privacy in your home CLB 2
Privacy in your home CLB 2
(
November
2013
)
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Privacy in your home CLB 4
Privacy in your home CLB 4
(
November
2013
)
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Refugee Rights in Ontario: Resources for front-line workers

A website for front-line worker and advocates who work with refugee claimants.

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Rent increases
(
December
2018
)

To increase a tenant’s rent, the landlord must follow the rules set by the Residential Tenancies Act. This resource explains those rules. It also talks about agreements that a landlord and a tenant can make to increase the rent, rules about deposits and other charges, and steps tenants can take if they have paid an illegal rent or charge.

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Rent increases CLB 2
Rent increases CLB 2
(
November
2013
)
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Renting a place to live (Fact sheet)
(
May
2018
)

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, and where to get referral information in many languages.

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Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse: Property Division
(
August
2018
)

This resource explains the basic rules for property division between separating married spouses, their rights and obligations with respect to the matrimonial home, and what happens to property if one spouse dies. It also explains the different situation of common-law spouses. There are sections on responsibility for debts, division of CPP credits, and written agreements. The publication closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.

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