Right now my landlord has forced me to move upstairs, and there is another tenant moving in upstairs, I am afraid of my

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Customer: right now my landlord has forced me to move upstairs, and there is another tenant moving in upstairs, I am afraid of my safety so I asked the landlord to give me 14 days to use the bathroom and kitchen downstairs in order to protect myself from possible COVID, they are very unhappy? I want to make sure they don't do anything drastic, is there any help I can get?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Toronto, Ontario
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: the term is year, and there was no problem with maintenance
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: nothing right now
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Debra, Expert

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 of this difficult situation.

Do you share a bathroom or kitchen with the landlord?

Customer
No I am sharing a bathroom and kitchen with my roommate. So far there is a kitchen and bathroom downstairs that I used to stay
Customer
Can they do renovations in the bottom floor while we are present?
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Debra, Expert

So do you mean that they are requiring that you move upstairs because they are doing renovations right now?

When did these renovations start?

Customer
They are starting renovations soon.
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Debra, Expert

Well you can tell them you are not willing to move upstairs at this point in time.

They need to give your proper notice and as well until the emergency order is lifted they cannot do the renovation legally.

Does that make sense?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

Customer
Can they find a legal way to renovate the house without emergency order?
Customer
Sorry with emergency order still in place
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Debra, Expert

No because it is not an emergency and was not previously started.

Customer
If I told them, how can I back up my statement.
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Debra, Expert

Call 611 and speak to a staff member at the city hall.

Customer
Another question: right now I have not signed a new lease on paper, my landlord said it automatically renewed after May this year as long as I am paying the rent. Shall I still ask them for a lease, even if I am planning on leaving.
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Debra, Expert

Your lease becomes a month-to-month tenancy after the fixed term ends.

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what assurance I have if they want to do something bad to me?
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Debra, Expert

They need to adhere to the law and also you can leave with proper notice so you aren't trapped there.

Customer
Given the COVID-19 situation, I am hesitant to move out yet. If they start construction during emergency time, can I still make a case again them?
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I am saying to call the city to discuss.

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Ok thank you!
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You are very welcome.

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