November 2015

Rental Applications: Do’s and Don’ts

This Town Hall Meeting will addresses the importance of using a Rental Application and provides an overview of the information you should be collecting to inform the selection of the tenant. We also discuss, the impact of the Ontario Human Rights Code on tenant screening and selection, how to confirm information provided by prospective tenants, […]

October 2015

All Things Related to RENT (Part Two)

In this Town Hall we discuss RENT and start at the beginning by covering the basics every landlords should know and understand, including: setting the rent, vacancy decontrol, advertising the rent, annual rent increase guideline, last months’ rent and interest, additional rental charges, etc. In Part Two we tackle Rental Units Exempt for the Guideline, […]

September 2015

All Things Related to RENT (Part One)

In this Town Hall we discuss RENT and start at the beginning by covering the basics every landlords should know and understand, including: setting the rent, vacancy decontrol, advertising the rent, annual rent increase guideline, last months’ rent and interest, additional rental charges, etc. In Part Two we tackle Rental Units Exempt for the Guideline, […]

July 2015

Eviction by Sheriff

In this Town Hall we discuss the process a landlord must follow when filing for Eviction by Sheriff (Court Enforcement Office), additional cost and fees as well as the timeline landlords should expect for the execution of the eviction order. The presentation also includes a brief overview of the process required to obtain an eviction […]

June 2015

Terminating a Tenancy Early with N5

This Town Hall Meeting explains the process a landlord must follow when seeking early termination of a tenancy for fault grounds as outlined on the form N5 – Notice to End your Tenancy for Interfering with Others, Damage or Overcrowding.

May 2015

Halton Housing Help – Ending a Tenancy

LSHC partnered with the Halton Housing Help Centre to present a webcast which offered information on Ending a Tenancy. The presentation includes an overview of how a tenancy may be terminated, mutual agreeement, notice from tneant and the reasons why a landlord may give notice of terminations. Also included is detailed information on the completion […]

Implementing a Smoke-Free Policy

This Town Hall meeting examines the benefits of a smoke-free housing policy and discusses how landlords can implement a policy in their rental property. The presentation features the expertise of Andrew Noble, Non-Smokers’ Rights Assocation, and Claire Harvey, Toronto Public Health.

April 2015

Collecting Monies Owed

You obtain termination of a tenancy based on rent arrears and end up with an Landlord and Tenant Board order directing the tenant to pay but have no idea how to enforce that order. Collecting monies owed is a challenge and this presentation explores the various options available to landlords, including garnishment, collection agencies and […]

March 2015

Tenant Belongings

Landlords routinely face the dilemma of dealing with belongings left behind by a tenant following an eviction, abandonment, vacating on notice or by agreement, or the death of the tenant. It is often difficult for a landlord to know whether items are garbage or not, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure … This Town […]

February 2015

Non-payment of Rent

The most common problem area among the small landlords assisted by LSHC is nonpayment of rent. This Town Hall Meeting provides information on how to manage a nonpayment of rent situation highlighting potential pitfalls and guiding you through the process required to terminate the tenancy, from preparing a notice of early termination to the enforcement […]

January 2015

ENDING A TENANCY: Who, Why, When and How

In this nuts and bolts presentation we discuss how a residential rental agreement in Ontario may be terminated. The presentation details how a tenancy may be terminated, agreement, notice from tenant, or notice from landlord. It also provides an overview of the grounds for termination, notices required under the RTA, and outlines the Landlord and […]

December 2014

ENDING A TENANCY: Landlord’s Own Use /Purchaser’s Use

Landlords have the right to end a rental agreement if the rental unit is required by the landlord for his/her own use, the use of an immediate member of the landlord’s family, or for a caregiver, subject to provisions of the law.  Purchasers have similar rights when permit them to end a rental agreement if […]

November 2014

Entering the Rental Unit

Do you know and understand the rules that govern when and why a landlord may enter a rental unit? The rules related to privacy which govern when a landlord may enter a rental unit can be confusing. In addition, the variety of reasons for which a landlord may enter a rental unit each correlate to […]

September 2014

Agreement to Terminate/Notice from Tenant

Landlords are often surprised to learn that a tenancy agreement can be ended by mutual agreement. Numerous questions usually follow and often include: how and when can this be done? what form must be used? and what if the tenant does not live up to their agreement to move? The situation is similar when a […]

July 2014