Housing Law

We help tenants and co-op partners with legal problems that affect their housing. If you have a landlord and tenant problem, call us at 705-749-9355 and leave a voicemail with your name, phone number you can be reached and a brief description of your problem. If you are being evicted or the sheriff has posted notice to vacate, please mention this in your voicemail.

We are not funded to assist landlords. If you are a landlord, please contact the Landlord Self-Help Centre for help.

If you are experiencing a housing emergency (such as the immediate loss of your housing), you can come at any time, without an appointment.

If you come to see us about a housing problem, make sure that you bring any relevant information such as:

  • Lease/rental agreement(s)
  • Rent receipts
  • Notices from the landlord
  • Letters or printed emails/text messages between you and your landlord
  • Photographs
  • Applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board

The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about housing and other common legal problems.