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I am just seeking information as I have a person whom rents

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I am just seeking information as I have a person whom rents my basement that i'm not pleased with, just trying to differentiate the difference between someone renting a property, duplex, vs. renting a basement of a single dwelling home..
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: i'm in Ontario, Canada
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No, just some issues I"m not happy with, but if I choose to take my house back, do i have specific obligations?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no i don't think so ..
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 8 months ago.

Hello, thank you for the question.

What's on your mind regarding this tenancy issue?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I just want to know my rights as the home owner ... i rent my basement out (in-law suite) ... but the furnace room etc. is down there .. do I have to give 24 hr permission to go into my basement? And I do pay hydro etc.. and this person is constantly leaving lights on etc.. do I have a right to go down and turn lights off if I know they are no home??
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 8 months ago.

I don't know if you asked for a phone call or if the site is pushing it as an additional service. I don't do phone calls since the site is US based and isn't a law firm.

Is there a contract with this tenant?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I had a 1 year contract agreement done up, that was over a year ago now.
Expert:  Ulysses101 replied 8 months ago.

What does the contract say about splitting utilities? Anything?

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