I need some information regarding a eviction. My sister has been in a house for 3 years through the Grimsby Traditional

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Customer: Hello i need some information regarding a eviction. My sister has been in a house for 3 years through the Grimsby Traditional Housing. She paid first and last when she moved in. They are trying to make her move to a motel with her 3 kids and take her last months rent to cover damages. Is this legal?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Ontario canada
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Her lease was up Nov/19
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I dont believe she should have to move to a motel and leave her belongings in the house.
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am sorry to hear this.

What are their grounds for eviction?

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Ok thank you
Customer
Her lease is up Nov/19. Her kids have caused damages to the house. Which she was going to fix but they just want her out.
Customer
She paid first and last so she should at least have until the 31st to move but they said sje has to move to a motel with her kids and theyll use her ladt
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month to fix the damages
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Everyone ive talked to said she shouldnt move. Why woyld she move to a motel and leave all her furnishings here
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they could confiscate her furniture? I believe she should stay put and move when her belongings are moved. How can they only help her if she moves
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to a motel?
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She should not move out.

There is no order for eviction.

In Ontario when a lease is up the tenancy changes automatically to a month-to-month tenancy.

This means they need grounds for the eviction.

She can contest the grounds.

So she should not move out at all. She should remain. Then they have to seek an order from the Landlord Tenant Board. She can fight the eviction and make it clear she will repair all the damages.

She very well may win.

So for sure she should not move out.

If she moves out of course she takes her belongings with her.

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If she did as they want and moved to a motel. That is like giving up her rights right? Then they could confiscate her property until she paid the damages?
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Debra, Expert

That is giving up her rights to fight the eviction. They could not lawfully keep here property but then again they are already acting unlawfully.

If she were my sister I would tell her she must not move out.

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