Landlord & Tenant

Protecting yourself, from either side of the equation.

Protecting Your Rights

Whether you’re a Landlord or a Tenant, navigating a tenancy dispute can be challenging

As a landlord, you may someday find yourself facing an undesirable tenancy situation. Unfortunately the road to a fair and binding resolution isn’t always clear. Consulting a lawyer even from the first stages of drawing up a lease agreement can be your smart move towards protecting your property.

On the other side of the coin, as a tenant you also have your own rights and protections under the law. SMM Law Professional Corporation has extensive experience handling both commercial and residential tenancy arrangements. We are able to handle landlord and tenant disputes acting on behalf of either landlords or tenants.

It is imperative to be aware that commercial tenants do not have the same protections as residential tenants; the wording of a Commercial Lease is crucial. For commercial tenancies, we offer services from the negotiation of the leasing arrangement through preparation, renewal, and updating of leases, or the review of proposed or existing leases.

For residential tenants, when housing security is on the line, it is hard to make sure one’s rights as a tenant are respected. We can help explain and advocate. For residential tenancies, we offer services from the completion of the initial notices through to the hearing before the Landlord and Tenant Board. 

Thinking of becoming a landlord?

Having an income property can be a smart move in achieving financial security, but it comes with major responsibilities.

If you’re considering becoming a landlord and leasing out your property, SMM Law can help you understand your rights and responsibilities, and ensure you stay protected.

Learn More About Your Rights

If you are in a residential landlord and tenant arrangement, you have certain rights enshrined in the Residential Tenancies Act (2006, S.O. 2006, c. 17). Learn more about the Residential Tenancies Act, by viewing it online at the link below:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/06r17

You can also directly download a PDF version of the Residential Tenancies Act by clicking the download button below:

If you are in a commercial landlord and tenant arrangement, you have certain rights enshrined in the Commercial Tenancies Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.7. Learn more about the Commercial Tenancies Act, by viewing it online at the link below:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90l07

You can also directly download a PDF version of the Commercial Tenancies Act by clicking the download button below: