We need your help!

Share your experiences and comments via online survey to help us lobby for improvements to the operating environment for small landlords https://surveymonkey.com/r/sm-landlord-2018

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2019!

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

More Information

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.

LSHC provides general information, summary advice and referrals to the small landlord community. It develops educational materials and outreach initiatives which aim to help small landlords learn and understand their rights and responsibilities as they navigate the regulatory environment which governs residential tenancies in Ontario.

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:

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?

Take a look at the comprehensive collection of questions asked by Ontario’s small-scale landlords as well as the actual answers provided by Landlord’s Self-Help Centre.

See our FAQs