Thinking about a No Smoking Policy?

Standard Form of Lease 

Landlords are required to use Ontario's Standard Form of Lease for written agreements. Learn more at https://landlordselfhelp.com/standard-lease-form/    

Landlord Learning Videos

Our video series helps small landlords learn about the rules for renting in Ontario https://landlordselfhelp.com/landlord-learning-tips/

Landlord's Own Use?

The rules have changed, know your rights and obligations before you give 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 Increase Guideline

The Rent Increase Guideline is 1.8% for 2019

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Second Suites in Ontario

Learn about the rules for creating and 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 specialty community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario and mandated to provide support exclusively to Ontario’s small landlord community.  We are not a branch of 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

Landlord’s Self-Help Centre is pleased to share the new series of Landlord Learning Videos which have been in production over the last year.

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Questions?

Visit our collection of FAQs – a compilation of questions on commonly faced issues and situations 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 situation.

See our FAQs