Starting today, it is 100% illegal that someone knocks at your door at random and tries to sell you an oven.
Ontario’s new ban on unsolicited door-to-door sales of certain household appliances and services have been in effect since March 1, 2018, which means that you can now (and maybe should even call) about sellers who have pediatric HVAC systems peddled for the elderly.
From now on, business people can only sign contracts in a person’s home if that person contacted them in advance and then invited them inside with the express purpose of signing a contract.
Any deal that violates these new rules will be considered invalid, according to the provincial government, and – here is the kicker – consumers will be able to retain goods and services they have obtained by contract without signing obligations, financially or otherwise.
For the sake of clarity, the province does not take part in targeting children who sell door-to-door cookies. Do not be shy, girl guides and brownies. Sellers from door to door are also clear (although some could claim that they should not be ).
The new rules only apply to the following products:
- Air cleaners  Air conditioners
- Air cleaners
- Cleaning of ducts
- Water filters
- Heating elements
- Water purifiers
- 19659008] Water softeners
- Water treatment devices
- Bundles of these goods and services
Persons who conquered canvas workplaces to sell such products are charged up to $ 500 for the first offense, $ 1,000 after a second offense and $ 2,000 after a third.
Companies will be charged up to $ 25,000 for the same insult.