Learners will be introduced to the law and procedures that govern residential tenancies in Ontario. The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) defines and regulates the relationship between a residential tenant and his or her landlord. In this course participants are introduced to the RTA, and to its enforcing body, the Landlord and Tenant Board. Included is an overview of what constitutes a residential lease, ending a lease before the termination date, and rules relating to rent. Those who wish to learn about the RTA’s treatment of privacy and harassment issues, evictions, and repair and maintenance issues will be interested in Residential Tenancies Act, Part II, which takes a closer look at those issues.