Short-Term Rentals in Toronto

The City of Toronto has proposed a regulatory framework to govern short-term rentals in Toronto arranged through platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, Flipkey.  The regulation includes key information such as definitions, licensing, registration, advertising, etc.

Public input is invited until August 18 at

For additional information, visit and see the links under the "Background" heading

Our Wednesday hours have changed ...

LSHC is no longer open to receive phone calls and walk-in clients on Wednesday afternoons.   

Bill 124 - Rental Fairness Act, 2017

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act are proposed under Bill 124, the Rental Fairness Act, 2017 .                       Learn more about the proposed amendments:

Highlights of Bill 124

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

The Province is taking action to make housing more affordable for homebuyers and renters by introducing the Fair Housing Plan.  The 16 point action plan is intended to help people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters and stabilize the real estate market.

Government backgrounder

The Secondary Rental Housing Market in Ontario

Read the report LSHC commissioned examining the current and projected size and scope of Ontario's secondary rental housing market:

Secondary Rental Housing Market Report

Support the campaign to Balance the Playing Field

Landlord's Self-Help Centre is lobbying for amendments to section 210 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 

More Information

2017 Rent Increase Guideline

The Rent Increase Guideline for 2017 is 1.5%!

The Guideline for 2018 has been announced at 1.8%!

More Information

Second Suites in Ontario

Learn about the process for creating and the rules operating a rental unit in your home:

Visit the Second Suites website

   Welcome to Landlord’s Self-Help Centre

Landlord’s Self-Help Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario and mandated to support Ontario’s small-scale landlord community exclusively.

LSHC provides information, summary advice and referrals. It develops educational materials and delivers educational outreach programs which aim to help small landlords better understand their rights and responsibilities and navigate the regulatory environment to which they are subject.

This site offers information on a variety of topics related to residential tenancies and rental relationships in Ontario, it is geared toward the needs of small-scale landlords.    Learn more about us

Landlord Learning Tools

Frequently Asked Questions

Landlord's Self Help Centre offers a variety of helpful tools aimed at educating you and keeping you up-to-date on the industry. Be sure to check out the latest issue of The Quarterly News, browse our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, or listen to the latest episode of the Sound Advice for Landlords Podcast: