A landlord can change the locks while the tenant is living in the unit as long as they give the tenant a key for the new lock. Once a tenant has been evicted from the unit, the landlord can change the locks, even if the tenant has left property in the unit. The landlord does not have to give the former tenant replacement keys in this case. Refer to the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Board for more information.
Can a landlord change the locks?
Amit Kalia2019-07-26T18:07:13-04:00July 26th, 2019|
About the Author: Amit Kalia
Amit is a full time local REALTOR® with RE/MAX Real Estate Brokerage Inc. in Mississauga. RE/MAX is Canada's #1 real estate company. Team Kalia serves property sellers, first time buyers, investors, landlords and newcomers in Mississauga and the GTA. Team Kalia offers a 30 Days Sold Guarantee to Sellers. They also provide tenant finding services to their landlord clients.