Investigation and Enforcement Unit

Investigation and Enforcement Unit

Postby CLS » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:03 pm

Originally Posted: Wed May 02, 2007

Advocates working with housing matters have another tool under the Residential Tenancies Act: the Investigation and Enforcement Unit (IEU)of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

In circumstances where a party (either landlord or tenant) refuses to comply with provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act, the IEU has the power to enforce the Act through formal investigation and prosecution in the Ontario Court of Justice. There are 38 core offences listed in the Act. Conviction can carry a fine of up to $25,000 for an individual and up to $100,000 for a corporation.

More information, including a pamphlet that outlines potential offences, contacts, and remedies, and links providing explanations of the IEU processess and procedures, can be found on the website of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing at: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca. There is also a direct link on the Residential Tenancies Board website under "Information:Other Help:Links to Other Websites" .


Kathryn M. Bullon
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