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Ontario|Landlord & Tenant
439 Tenants' associations Many rental buildings have tenant associations which work to improve the premises or solve problems that are common to many tenants. Tenants have the right to organize and join a tenants' association without being harassed or interfered with by the landlord.
If a landlord tries to prevent a tenant from participating in a tenant's association by subtle or obvious threats or intimidation, the tenant can complain to the Investigations Unit of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, who can investigate the incident and lay charges. A tenant can also apply to the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal for an order against the landlord to stop any interference.
If a tenant wants to start a tenants' association or needs assistance with a complaint or application against the landlord, the nearest legal clinic may be able to provide information or advice. The number of your local legal clinic is listed in the Blue pages of the telephone book.