Bill 184 brings many changes for small landlords 

Learn about the amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and how the operating environment will change.

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 2020 Rent Increase Guideline is 2.2%

Changes announced for 2021 - new legislation expected

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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 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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LSHC Blog Articles

Eviction Moratorium Ends

The Landlord and Tenant Board continued to accept applications throughout the state of emergency and eviction moratorium. However, only applications that were based on urgent matters (posed serious health and safety issues or involve illegal activity in the rental unit) could seek relief from the LTB, applications which did not seek termination of the tenancy, and tenant applications, were scheduled for hearing.

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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