I am in a renoviction situation. I reside in a basement apartment of a 5 unit home. I'm in toronto canada. The lease is

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Customer: Hello! I am in a renoviction situation. I reside in a basement apartment of a 5 unit home.
JA: What state is the apartment located in? And has anyone consulted a local attorney about this?
Customer: I'm in toronto canada.
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: The lease is month to month The hone was purchased on July 1st and the new landlord is offering 6 months worth of rent to vacate the premises in the next 5 weeks.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'm basically inquiring as to the rule of law for the a landlord terminating a tenancy due to renovations and after a year occupying the home and obtaining the basement unit for personal use.
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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 of this difficult situation.

You can be evicted with proper notice, which is 120 days, if a renovation is being done that requires you to vacate.

But then you have the right to move back in at the same rent. So you can tell them you will be exercising this option if you like.

Does that help?

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.

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Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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Thank you so much for your response, I really appreciate it. If I may, below is a detailed description of the situation I find myself in.My 15 year old daughter and I have resided in one of 2 basement apartments in a 5 unit home since 2014. The home was sold and closed on July 1, 2020. Prior to closing, only 2 of the 3 upper units were occupied. The new landlord bought out the other 2 upper units (a one bedroom for $5,000 and a 3 bedroom unit for $10,000). Those tenants were given approximately 6 months to move.I had a phone introduction with the new landlord the day before yesterday. We were told that they were planning on commencing construction and it would be incredibly invasive and would last for 8 months with contractors regularly requiring access to our units; interruption with water and electrical at times as well as walls and ceilings being pulled apart to accommodate plans for the rest of the home. He suggested it would be so chaotic that he would advise us to find alternate space without the option to move back in after. He is offering 6 months, however we are only being offered 5 weeks to find a new home, as he would like us to sign off on our tenancy by August 31st. He initially said constriction was going to commence in a week or two, but offered to extend the start date until August 31st. He advised that we would sign a Notice To End Tenancy form and he would provide 6 months in the form of a certified cheque.We did ask that if we decided to stay through the chaos, would he be looking at taking over the units down the road and after the one year mark, he indicated yes, he and his partner have elderly parents that they would most likely put up in the 2 basement units.In addition to all of this, I am currently unemployed (I lost my job at the end of last year after being employed there for 9 years). Trying to solidify a new space is going to be a massive challenge, especially in such a short period of time and considering the current covid climate.I guess my first question is with regards ***** ***** year mark before they can legally evict us for personal use, does that year date start on the date they obtained ownership of the home (July 1st) or does it start on the day they move in after renovations?My next question would be just to advise on what negotiatons would or could look like, in terms of a counter offer in time and money.We were told a number of different ways this could work out (renovations of the whole house for the landlord to move in, renovations of each apartment to move new tenants in, and that we were safe), but ultimately being removed from the property was not one of the options. We were assured there was nothing to worry about.I realize this is a long winded email, but I do hope you can assist in any way possible.
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