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Understand Your Rights as a Landlord

Knowing your rights as a landlord under the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is extremely important before you start renting.


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Carmen Dawdy Paralegal Services will help you understand your rights and provide advice on how to proceed with your case. Our team has experience standing in front of the Landlord and Tenant Board to better represent and negotiate your claims.

Commonly Asked Questions on the RTA

Before you sign a lease or decide to rent out your property, make sure you understand your rights and agreements. Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding tenant and landlord rights.

Can my landlord enter my unit?

Only under specific circumstances. Your landlord must first give 24 hours notice that they will be entering and why they must enter. Some exceptions apply, including an emergency.

How often can my landlord increase rent?

Once every 12 months. A landlord must give a 90 day written notice of the increase in rent.

As a landlord, can I apply for a rent increase above the guidelines?

Yes, but only under certain circumstances including an increase in utilities and after significant renovations.

What can I do if my tenant has not paid rent?

You may give a Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent if your tenant has not paid by the due date. This notice requires the tenant to pay rent within 14 days or to move out. If neither of these is the outcome, you may apply for a hearing with the Landlord and Tenant Board.


While addressing any issue with the Landlord and Tenant Board, you should have a licensed paralegal represent your case. Carmen Dawdy Paralegal Services is knowledgeable on the RTA and has the experience required to negotiate on your behalf.


Call our office today to discuss your tenant or landlord matter in London and the surrounding area.

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