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I want to make sure I'm understanding the facts. The issue has nothing to do with the tenant at all just that the two owners are fighting and one of the owners wanted to get the tenants out.Is that correct?What type of assets does she have in the rental space?
So the tenant is the wife?
I am in Ontario.
That is a good idea.
She should also make a list of her inventory if possible.
And she should do all she can to see a family lawyer this week. I know it is already Wednesday but it sounds like there is a lot at stake here.
As well, she can ask the police if they will assist her in getting back into the premises though they likely will not without a lawyer.
She can say it is for peacekeeping purposes as she wants to remove her inventory and explain it is her business and not her spouse's who has locked her out illegally.
Does that help as a starting point?
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He has no right to lock her out and keep her things.
First, the law in Ontario is that if she defaults on the rent and or does something wrong he can either lock her out or distrain (seize her assets) but he has to choose and cannot do both.
But, she is not behind on rent and has done nothing wrong so the lock out is illegal.
You are right.
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I hope this works out.
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