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COVID Research: What Are Residential Landlord’s Obligations During an Outbreak of an Infectious Disease?

During these unprecedented times, what are residential landlord's obligations during an outbreak of an infectious disease? Alexi is able to do your legal research for you.

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At Alexi, we have decided to help by producing and distributing covid-related memos free of charge to help lawyers during these uncertain times. We’re calling this research series “COVID Research”.  

Question asked to Alexi: What obligations, if any, does a residential landlord have to protect the health and safety of the tenants if a tenant of the building is diagnosed with a highly infectious disease and quarantined in their unit?

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A landlord is responsible for maintaining a residential complex, including the rental units in it, in a good state of repair fit for habitation, and for complying with health, safety, housing, and maintenance standards. The standards to which a landlord must maintain a residential complex are set out in O Reg 517/06 and municipal by-laws, if applicable. All interior common areas and exterior common areas must be kept clean and free of hazards. (Residential Tenancies Act, 2006)...

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