The rules are changing - New Standard Form of LeaseLandlords entering into a written residential tenancy agreement on or after April 30, 2018 are required to use the new Standard Form of Lease. Learn about the new Standard Lease at https://landlordselfhelp.com/blog/standard-lease-form/ and review the Ministry of Housing's Standard Form of Lease Presentation from LSHC's April 18th Workshop.
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:
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 https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2017/04/ontarios-fair-housing-plan.html
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:
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