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Who can change the locks?

Region: Ontario Answer # 432

Although a tenant has the right to privacy, under the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), a tenant is not allowed to change the locks without the consent of the landlord. However, a landlord who provides the tenant with the required written notice to enter, may change the locks as long as the tenant is provided with new keys.

If the tenant wants the locks changed because of safety and security concerns the tenant should write a letter to the landlord stating all their concerns. A practical solution may be to get permission to change the locks or to install an additional lock and provide the landlord with a key.

If the landlord changes the locks and does not provide the tenant with a key, the tenant can call the police to assist in gaining entrance to their home. If the problem continues, the tenant can also apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for an order requiring the landlord to provide a key.

For additional information on changing locks or making an application to the Board, visit the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Help for tenants

A criminal record will affect your ability to be approved for a residential lease. To erase your criminal record, learn more at Pardon Partners. It’s easier than you think.

If you are having financial problems, it may be difficult to rent an apartment or condominium. You can get help to clear your debt and repair your credit. For easy-to-understand debt solutions on your terms, contact our preferred experts 4Pillars and rebuild your financial future. With 60 locations across Canada, they will help you design a debt repayment plan and guide you with compassionate advice. No judgment. For help, visit 4Pillars or call toll-free 1-844-888-0442 .

If you are a tenant, you can add your monthly rent payment to your credit report using FrontLobby . This can:

  • Improve your credit score on average 33pts to 84pts
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Help for landlords

For legal advice and assistance with a residential tenancy and applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board, contact our preferred Landlord and Tenant experts Nicola (Nick) Giannantonio Legal Services .

If you are a landlord, you can pull tenant credit reports and report monthly rent payments to the credit bureaus using FrontLobby . This helps you:

  • Attract, screen and reward great tenants
  • Ensure rent is paid on-time, every month
  • Recover debts from unpaid rent

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