Frequently Asked Questions

Your first stop for self-help is a review of our FAQs. Take a look at the ever increasing collection of questions asked by Ontario’s small-scale landlords as well as the actual answers provided by Landlord’s Self-Help Centre.

You should not have the tenant’s car towed. Send the tenant a letter asking him to have this vehicle removed from the property. If that does not work, serve the tenant with a Form N5. The N5 gives the tenant an opportunity to correct the issue within a seven-day period after this notice is issued. If he does not comply with the N5, you can then apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board in order for the adjudicator to make a decision on this situation. You can obtain this form from the Board’s website at

The Residential Tenancies Act does not have specific rules about tenants allowing somebody else to use their parking space. Tenants may allow the use of their parking space to another person providing that it does not interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of the premises by other tenants or the landlord.

A landlord cannot charge a parking fee if the tenants have had free use of the parking facilities since the beginning of their tenancy, even if it was not specified in the rental agreement.

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