We assist tenants in rental housing with free legal aid services in a broad range of legal issues including:

  • Repair and maintenance issues
  • Rent disputes
  • Harassment
  • Illegal charges
  • Human Rights issues related to housing
  • Enforcement of housing orders for money 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.

We will investigate your complaints and research the relevant law and then send you our legal opinion about how best to deal with the concerns you have. If appropriate, we will take action on your behalf before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Human Rights Tribunal, or Small Claims Court.

We do not assist social housing tenants with evictions or 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 Kingston Community Legal Clinic.

We do not provide legal assistance to landlords.