Housing Deposits: What is considered an illegal deposit request?

This episode explores your tenant rights when giving a deposit for a rental property.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) speaks with a newcomer who shares their experience renting their first apartment and dealing with Canadian law. They also speak with lawyers who offer tips on how to spot and avoid illegal landlord practices.

In this podcast you will learn about things you can do to get your money back once you secure a place if a landlord asks you for a deposit that is more than what the law allows. 

Listen to the podcast to find out ways to protect yourself when making a housing deposit.





Where can I find legal help with housing deposits?

What you need to know before you move in:

  • Steps to Justice what tenants need to know about the law.
  • CLEO Housing Law resources and publications from CLEO on housing laws.
  • Getting Legal Help if you are in need of legal advice about your specific housing-related situation you may be eligible to receive free legal help from a community legal clinic near you.


Last updated: February 13, 2019 4006365