“Thank you for all your hard work and time in our case against our former landlord. Thanks to you we settled out of court. It’s because of people like you that the little guys in the world have a fighting chance.”
We assist tenants in rental housing with a broad range of legal issues including:
- Rent disputes
- Repair and maintenance issues
- Illegal charges
- Human Rights issues related to housing
- Enforcement of compensatory housing orders in Small Claims Court
We can assist tenants in raising concerns, negotiating with the landlord and in applications before the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Levy paying students of the University of Toronto, and low-income tenants in disputes with their landlord, should call our intake line or complete our online form to request services.
We do not assist social housing tenants with issues covered by the Housing Services Act, 2011 related to rent geared-to-income subsidy (e.g. subsidy overpayment determinations, income and asset reviews, transfer requests). For assistance with an RGI-related issue, please contact your local community legal clinic.
We do not provide legal assistance to landlords, and cannot assist tenants in disputes with other tenants.
In the area of Income Security, we assist people appealing ODSP denials and ODSP/OW overpayments before the Social Benefits Tribunal. At present, we accept these cases by referral only.