Instructor(s): Jim Phillips, Benjamin Ries

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7587HS.

Note: The Blackboard program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Blackboard as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course examines Canadian law and policy regarding the provision of rental housing and the regulation of landlord-tenant relationships. Topics in the policy area will include the public provision of subsidized and low-income housing, housing and the constitution, homelessness, and Canada’s obligations under international agreements. Topics in the legal regulation of the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants will include the extant and meaning of statutory covenants (principally those for habitability, repair and maintenance), security of tenure, rent controls and eviction procedures. We will also examine landlord and tenant administrative tribunals, especially the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

Evaluation
Research Paper – 6,000-7,000 words (80%). Participation in Weekly Seminars (20%). This grade will be made up of attendance (5%), general participation in classes (5%), and ‘enhanced participation’ in one class for which the student is ‘on call’, that is, can be expected to answer questions and/or lead the discussion with the instructors (10%).

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
SUYRP
Perspective course

Enrolment

Maximum
30
25 JD
5 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 6:10 - 8:00