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Everybody faces financial difficulties from time to time. But failing to pay rent consistently can have serious legal implications, potentially ruin future references and harm your credit rating.
If a tenant doesn’t pay their rent, the landlord can:
- Be understanding of a one-time offence and present an option for paying later.
- Take the tenant to court.
- Seek compensation through the courts for multiple missed or late payments.
- Request help from the provincial or territorial rental authority to order a tenant to move.
- Proceed with eviction either as soon as the rent is late, or after a 3-day grace period depending on the province or territory.
A notice for non-payment of rent must include:
- The amount of rent owed.
- The date the tenant must move out.
- A statement that states the tenant is allowed to disagree with the landlord’s notice.