14 A provision in a rental agreement prohibiting the presence of animals in or inside the residential complex is struck down. Second, a landlord may refuse rent to a person who has a pet. It is unfortunate, but it is true. The protection of animal advocates applies only to tenants. As long as a person does not actually enter into a lease, there is no lease; the person and his or her pets are not protected. The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 is a provincial law in Ontario that governs leases. Section 14 of the Residential Tenancy Act states that “any provision of a rental agreement prohibiting the presence of animals in or beyond the residence is set aside.”1 This means that the provisions of the rental agreements prohibiting pets are unenforceable. A rental clause purporting to prohibit pets is illegal and is struck down because it is contrary to Section 14 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, Chapter 17, which expressly states that a ban on pets is null and void. As a result, a “pet ban” is generally illegal and unenforceable, although a tenant may have signed a tenancy agreement with such a clause. Specifically, the Residential Tenancies Act of 2006 provides that the Dog Owners Responsibility Act is a provincial law in Ontario that imposes strict liability on dog owners for injuries caused by their pets2. The law continues to discuss dogs considered aggressive and prohibits boxing bulls in Ontario. Pets are another source of misunderstanding, she said.
The ban on pets from an apartment is in fact illegal. The only exception is condos, Houle said. Because condominium occupants own their property, they are allowed to abide by some of the building rules. So if a condo bans pets, it doesn`t matter. In Ontario, there were some interesting challenges for pet-free politics. In one case in Toronto, the condo company banned pets, but a judge ruled that this was not applicable because the condo company had not imposed the policy for a decade while a cat lived there. Permission to apply the “No Pet” directive was refused because of the length of the cat`s stay and the pet owner`s attachment to the cat and the cat`s age. Can landlords include a No Pets clause in the Ontario lease? During the oral procedure, the owner presented evidence that she was suffering from severe asthma aggravated by pets and submitted a letter from her doctor supporting this claim.
The landlord also provided recordings of her absence from work to prove the serious effects of the tenant`s dog on her life. Finally, the owner provided expert evidence of the transfer of air between the cellars and the main house. The Tenant stated that the landlord was exaggerating their symptoms, but provided no evidence to support this speculation. The room found that the tenant`s dog was seriously affecting the owner`s health. In addition, the board noted that it was not appropriate, nor does the law require the landlord to cost thousands of dollars to change the oven operating system in the house to allow the tenant to keep his dog. The board admitted at the landlord`s request to terminate the lease. An owner can ask if you have pets when you move in.