Allowed or not? No. "It's illegal to disqualify tenants for pets," said Dantzer. But note: This doesn't apply to condominiums, which are not governed by the Residential Tenancies Act. "Pets in condos are likely to be restricted by the declarations, bylaws and the rules. And that is permitted under the Condominium Act," he said.
"Landlords can't ask about animals, then tell you the apartment is rented right after you tell them you've got a dog."
4. Have you rented before?
Allowed or not? Allowed. "You can ask about their rental history: Have they rented before and for how long."
5. Are you on social assistance?
Allowed or not? No. Under Section 10 of the Act "Selecting prospective tenants" a landlord must comply with the Human Rights Code which bars discrimination because of "the receipt of public assistance." Similarly, prospective tenants can not be denied accommodation for reasons related to "race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability."
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