Bill 184, otherwise known as Ontario’s “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act”, was passed by the provincial government into law in July of 2020. Bill 184 is an act to amend the Building Code Act, 1992, the Housing Services Act, 2011 and the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and to enact the Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation Repeal Act, 2020.
With the current pandemic, selling or renting a property can be difficult. Selling one that is currently occupied by a tenant is even more challenging. The pandemic has created a shift in how landlords and realtors are able to show homes that are currently listed for sale. Instead of potential buyers getting an in-person walkthrough and inspection, realtors are using photos and creating virtual tours of the property to lure potential clients. One question that has come up several times during this pandemic is - can a landlord or the landlord’s agent take pictures of a rental property that is currently…