Does the Property manager of a townhouse complex have the right to demand that he examines the lease agreements of my

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Customer: Does the Property manager of a townhouse complex have the right to demand that he examines the lease agreements of my tenants? Can he demand entry to my unit, for what purpose? Can his lawyer demand I pay his fees of $1500 for writing to me?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: This is in Pickering, Ontario Canada.
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Just the usual lease for one year, month to month. Am I not free to rent to whomever I please? The Manager is saying this is a Single Family Unit but lots of other owners are renting rooms to people who are not relatives.If he is singling me out is this not discrimination, especially as my tenants are colored.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really..pls go ahead..
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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Please note that the experts don’t text so there may be a bit of a delay. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Are you living in the home and bringing in a roommate or are you not living there and just using your townhouse for rental income?

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I am a retired senior and use this a rental income.
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Debra, Expert

I am sorry for the long delay. When you asked for a phone call your question was removed from my open list.

The property manager does not have the right to demand entry into your unit. If the condo is allowing other people to rent rooms then they have to treat you the same as everyone else. It is mandatory that they apply the bylaws consistently and fairly.

It sounds like your best next step would be to have a lawyer send a letter asserting your rights.

What you can do to find a lawyer is one of the following things.

You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.

Here is a link to the site:

https://lsrs.lso.ca/lsrs/welcome

Or you can check on a site called lexpert. This is a legal directory of leading lawyers and law firms throughout Canada and is well-respected by the legal community.

Here's the link to their website:

http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/

Does that help as a starting point?

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