Tenants that break laws or are otherwise a nuisance to neighbours can not only create business headaches for landlords but can cause significant legal liability, too.
Did you know neighbours can sue landlords and that local, provincial and federal authorities can levy big fines if a landlord does not properly address a tenant that is dealing drugs out of their rental unit or breaking other laws? Also, landlords can be personally responsible if a property manager they’ve hired handles the situation improperly.
While calling the police may be the right first move, calling a lawyer to help you understand your rights and responsibilities can be just as important. A lawyer can help you take steps to address your potential liability, and should it be necessary, remove the tenant permanently.
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