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Your rights In housing

Everyone has rights that must be respected by their landlord and landlord’s agents (for example, building managers).

You are protected against discrimination and harassment:

  • when you rent a home
  • while you live there

No one can treat you differently on the basis of the personal characteristics that are prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

What are the prohibited grounds for discrimination?

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most common human rights questions that we receive from tenants.

Check it out to see if you can find answers to yours! 

FAQ

For Rent Without Discrimination

Can a landlord select tenants based on personal characteristics such as age, presence of children or ethnic origin? We offer tools to help you understand your rights and obligations from the time of the rental (advertisement, selection) and throughout the period of occupancy of a dwelling.

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This video explains the rights protected in housing in American Sign Language (ASL)