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December 07, 2009
Posted in General Interest

Snow and Ice Removal - A Warning to Landlords

Speaking to all of the landlords and tenants in Ontario, the recent case of Montgomery v. Van clarifies the duty to remove snow and ice.

In this case, a landlord was sued by his tenant when she slipped on the icy walkway leading to her basement apartment. The case raised an important question of law: What is the effect of a lease clause asserting that the tenant is responsible for clearing ice and snow?
 
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