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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 A one-stop, drop-in service to help people with their practical housing problemsAssistance regarding: housing emergencies evictions maintenance and repair problems illegal rentsInformation: applications for subsidized…
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…
ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services 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.…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services