Bill 184 reforms proclaimed Sep 1, 2021

Additional Bill 184 changes proclaimed in force - update on the impact of 2021 changes at the LTB!

COVID-19 and small landlords

Review our COVID-19 Fact Sheet and COVID-19 video module for information to help you navigate a variety of issues related to residential tenancies during the pandemic emergency.

LSHC Services and COVID-19 

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are delivering services remotely, contact us by phone at 416-504-5190/1-800-730-3218.   Review our service delivery announcement here  
When you become a member of LSHC, your dues help support the work of the organization!    

Looking for news about renting?  

Take a look at LSHC's Quarterly Newsletter

Learning Modules guide you through the completion of LTB forms - avoid costly mistakes! 

Landlord Learning Modules

Thinking about a No Smoking Policy?

Standard Lease Form  

Landlords are required to use Ontario's Standard Lease Form for written tenancy agreements. Learn more at    

We discuss 20 common topics and situations related to residential rental in Ontario in our videos

Landlord's Own Use?

The rules have changed, know your obligations when giving notice.

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Looking for help?

Visit the "contact us" page for information about telephone and walk-in hours    

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

Annual Rent Guideline

The 2022 Rent Increase Guideline is 1.2%

More Information

Second Suites in Ontario

We have information to guide you through the process of creating a secondary suite.


   Welcome to Landlord’s Self-Help Centre

Landlord’s Self-Help Centre is a non-profit specialty community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario and mandated to provide support to Ontario’s small landlord community exclusively.  We are not a branch of or affiliated with the Landlord and Tenant Board.

LSHC provides general information, summary advice and referrals to the small landlord community across Ontario. It develops educational materials and outreach initiatives intended to help small landlords learn and gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as they navigate the regulatory environment which governs residential tenancies in Ontario. LSHC is able help thousands of small landlords every year with a staff of just five community legal workers.

This site offers information, resources and learning tools addressing topics related to residential tenancies and rental relationships in Ontario to support 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:

Landlord Learning Videos

LSHC had produced a series of videos that address issues and questions  small landlords commonly encounter over the course of a tenancy.

So, you want to be a landlord?

The videos are organized chronologically from thinking about becoming a landlord to collecting monies owed after a tenancy ends … and everything in between.

We enlisted the help of many experts to provide the need-to-know information all small landlords should be aware.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our collection of FAQs, a compilation of questions and answers related to residential tenancies and commonly encountered issues. A broad range of situations are addressed in more than 70 categories of FAQs.

These questions are based on those submitted by small landlords across Ontario – you may find that your question has been asked and answered!

Note: The FAQs should be regarded as general information. Please contact a legal service provider to assist you in finding the best solution for your individual situation.

See our FAQs