What can Unified LLP do to help me?
Unified LLP are experienced Landlord and Tenant lawyers offering efficient, productive, and effective representation in residential tenancy disputes.
Landlord and tenant law can be complex and at times result in disputes. These disputes can in turn lead to complicated legal proceedings. It is our objective to assist parties in restoring their relationships, however, we also understand that sometimes it is best to terminate a relationship and move forward.
Our lawyers offer assistance and representation at the Landlord and Tenant Board across Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Kitchener, and Waterloo.
What kind of services do you offer?
We offer support, expertise, and practical advice to deal with a variety of housing issues. We can assist with providing general advice, drafting lease agreements, completing Landlord and Tenant Board forms, and providing representation at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
The Landlord and Tenant Board is facing considerable delays and it can take a number of months to secure a hearing date. Therefore, it is crucial that all necessary steps are completed accurately, and proper procedures are followed. If the rules are not followed, files could be dismissed at the hearing, requiring parties to start all over again which involves more time and money. To avoid these expensive complications, call one of our lawyers before you start the process.
The Landlord and Tenant Board adjudicates thousands of applications per year. Some of the most common applications dealt with by the Board are:
- L1: Application to Evict a Tenant for Non-Payment of Rent and to Collect Rent the Tenant Owes,
- L2: Application to End a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant or Collect Money,
- T2: Application about Tenant Rights,
- T5: Landlord Gave a Notice of Termination in Bad Faith, and
- T6: Tenant Application about Maintenance.
Forms before the Landlord and Tenant Board are often filled out inaccurately by tenants and landlords and can result in serious legal consequences. Common forms used at the Landlord and Tenant Board that are regularly filed inaccurately include the following:
- N1: Notice of Rent Increase
- N4: Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent
- N5: Notice to End your Tenancy for Interfering with Others, Damage or Overcrowding
- N6: Notice to End your Tenancy for Illegal Acts or Misrepresenting Income in a Rent-Geared-to-Income Rental Unit
- N7: Notice to End your Tenancy for Causing Serious Problems in the Rental Unit or Residential Complex
- N11: Agreement to End the Tenancy
- N12: Notice to End your Tenancy because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit
- N13: Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord Wants to Demolish the Rental Unit, Repair it or Convert it to Another Use
Our Landlord and Tenant Lawyers can help. Please contact us if you are facing a landlord and tenant issue, be it a landlord not making repairs, an issue with rent, or something else.
How much does it cost to hire a Landlord and Tenant Lawyer Toronto?
We offer free 20-minute consultations on all Landlord and Tenant matters.
We offer a range of options including the following unbundled services:
- Summary advice
- Assistance with forms
- Communication with your landlord or tenant
- In-person, phone, or video support
We also offer full representation, through a variety of cost-effective packages, full representation includes:
- Legal advice on your case
- Completion and filing of forms
- Communication with your landlord or tenant
- Ongoing in-person, phone, or video support
- Representation in negotiations and mediation
- Hearing and evidence preparation
- Representation before the Tribunal
What are your areas of expertise?
As your landlord and tenant lawyer in Toronto, we can assist with a variety of housing needs:
- Ontario landlord and tenant board issues
- Tenant rights Toronto issues
- Tenant rights Ontario issues
- Landlord rights Ontario issues
- Landlord Tenant Act Ontario issues
- Providing tenant legal advice for Toronto
- Providing landlord legal advice for Ontario and Toronto
- Residential Tenancies Act issues
- Tenant responsibilities in Ontario issues
- Landlord responsibilities in Ontario issues
We have a firm understanding of landlord and tenant law in Ontario and can help you through any challenge you may face. As your Landlord or Tenant Lawyer in Toronto, we will leverage all our skills, experience, and knowledge to ensure that you reach the best outcome possible in your dispute.
Landlord and Tenant Lawyer FAQs
What is a tenant lawyer in Toronto and when should I hire one?
A tenant lawyer in Toronto specializes in representing tenants in legal matters related to their rental agreements and housing rights. If you have issues with your landlord such as eviction, rent disputes, landlord harassment or maintenance issues you should contact a tenant lawyer to discuss your options. A tenant lawyer can support you in dealing with your landlord and guide you through the process to enforce your rights. Unified LLP’s experienced team of tenant lawyers are available to assist you today.
What services does a landlord lawyer in Toronto provide?
A landlord lawyer in Toronto assists with legal matters relating to rental properties. This includes negotiating leases, handling eviction cases, resolving disputes with tenants, and ensuring compliance with the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA). The RTA imposes very strict requirements on landlords and it is important that you have representation to avoid difficult situations and additional costs. Unified LLP’s qualified team of lawyers can assist landlords, please contact us today.
What is the difference between a tenant lawyer and a landlord lawyer?
A tenant lawyer represents tenants in legal matters, while a landlord lawyer represents landlords. However, lawyers representing tenants or landlords are dealing with the same area of law and the same tribunal, the Landlord-Tenant Board. At Unified LLP, we have experience representing both parties with a long track record of success – our comprehensive knowledge of landlord and tenant law aids us in crafting the best possible case for our clients.
Can I hire a lawyer who represents both tenants and landlords?
Yes. Your lawyer should be well versed in landlord and tenant law in Toronto; there is no reason a lawyer can’t represent both types of clients (barring conflict of interest situations, of course).
Should I hire a tenant lawyer regardless of my location?
You should consider hiring a tenant lawyer when you face issues related to your rental agreement, regardless of your location. Tenant lawyers are able to represent clients all over Ontario. Call us at Unified LLP to get a tenant lawyer free consultation.
What types of cases do tenant and landlord lawyers specialize in?
Tenant and landlord lawyers are able to serve as your legal counsel on a wide range of cases, including eviction proceedings, rent disputes, lease negotiations, property maintenance issues, discrimination claims, and more. They also assist with compliance issues relating to local rental laws and regulations.
How do I find the right tenant or landlord lawyer in Toronto?
To find the right lawyer, you can:
- Ask for recommendations
- Consult Legal Directories – Unified’s landlord and tenant law team is featured on Top Lawyers Canada
- Check reviews
- Call them – many landlord and tenant lawyers in Toronto offer free consultations – including Unified LLP
How much do tenant and landlord lawyers in Toronto charge for their services?
Lawyers’ fees vary. Costs will depend on the complexity of the case and the lawyer’s experience; the fee structure will be discussed on your initial free consultation with us.
Do I need a lawyer for small tenant-landlord disputes in Toronto?
While you can represent yourself in small disputes, having a lawyer can help ensure your rights are protected and increase your chances of a favourable outcome. Consult with a lawyer to determine whether legal representation is necessary and worth the cost.