In Veloute Catering Inv. v. Bernardo, 2016 ONSC 7281 (S.C.J.), Veloute Catering Inc. (Veloute), the tenant, and Bernardo, the landlord, entered into a lease in 2011 for a 5 year term with a right to renew for a further 5 year period. The lease required that the right to renew to be exercised by October 20, 2015.
Some individuals heading to court may decide to represent their case independently, without involving a lawyer. Choosing such a course for litigation presents its own challenges, requiring skill and planning.
Individuals who are planning to sue and are asking for damages amounting to $25,000 or less may bring the suit before the Ontario Small Claims Court. Such claims must fall under the category of money owed under a contract or claims for damages.