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Maintenance and Repairs

Includes information on the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords to ensure a rental home is clean, safe, and in good repair.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "My heat isn't working properly and my landlord hasn't fixed it."
  • "Someone broke into my apartment and my landlord said I have to fix the window myself."
  • "My apartment has bed bugs and my landlord said he doesn't have the money to pay for an exterminator."

Legal Services and Information

Records for Maintenance and Repairs
Title Description
Housing Help COVID-19 (July 19, 2021): The office is closed to the public. Phone messages are checked daily and calls returned. Only providing general information and referrals.A…
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (24 Oct 2022): Offices are currently closed and appointments are by phone. Some in-person appointments may be available going forward from November 2022. Call…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Action Housing COVID-19 (August 18, 2022): Action Housing is adopting social contact reduction practices and partial reopening protocols during this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Face-to-face services…
Vanier Community Services Centre - Clinique juridique francophone d'Ottawa Legal services for low-income francophones living in Ottawa in different areas of law such as: Immigration Housing (problems between tenants and landlords only) Ontario Disability…
Vanier Community Services Centre - Ligne d'information juridique Provides summary legal advice in the following areas: Immigration law Family Law Housing law (tenant representation only) Labour Law - Employment Standards Employment Insurance Ontario…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (24 Oct 2022): Offices are currently closed and appointments are by phone. Some in-person appointments may be available going forward from November 2022. Call…
Community Legal Services of Ottawa COVID-19 (24 Oct 2022): Offices are currently closed and appointments are by phone. Some in-person appointments may be available going forward from November 2022. Call…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services