A safe home: Your home must be safe and in good repair. This is true even if you knew about the problems before you agreed to rent the home.
Vital services: You must have access to heat, hot and cold water, electricity, and fuel (such as natural gas). Your landlord cannot shut off these services under any circumstances other than a brief period of time to make repairs. Your landlord might pay for all or some vital services, or you might pay for them.
Heat: Your landlord must heat your home from September 1st to June 15th. In Toronto, the landlord has to keep the heat at 21°C minimum. There are no legal rules about cooling in the summer.
Privacy: Your landlord can enter your home only for certain reasons. For example, your landlord can enter your home to make repairs or show the home to possible tenants or in an emergency.
Controlled rent increases: Your landlord may raise your rent once in a 12-month period, to an amount within legal limits.
- Children in the home: You have the right to have children living in your home. Your children and family have the right to make a "reasonable" amount of noise.
- Documents: You have a right to a written copy of your tenancy agreement, written notice of your landlord's legal name and address, and rent receipts.