The purposes of this Act are to provide protection for residential tenants from unlawful rent increases and unlawful evictions, to establish a framework for the regulation of residential rents, to balance the rights and responsibilities of residential landlords and tenants and to provide for the adjudication of disputes and for other processes to informally resolve disputes.

Landlord & Tenant Legal Services

In Ontario, the Landlord and Tenant Board handles most residential tenancy disputes.

Landlord Services Includes;

  • Applications for non-payment of rent
  • Applications for interference in reasonable enjoyment
  • Applications for illegal acts, and impaired safety
  •  Applications for landlords or purchaser’s own use of the rental unit.
  • and much more
Tenant Services Includes;
  • Applications for a failure of a landlord to maintain the rental unit.
  • Applications for interference in reasonable enjoyment
  • Representations to defend against any landlord application brought before the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.
  • Applications for damages when a landlord gave a notice of personal use in bad faith.