Legal Guidance for Landlord and Tenant Issues

Both landlords and tenants in Ontario have specific obligations that they must meet during the course of their tenancy. Disputes are an unfortunate and unavoidable reality of residential renting and often involve high tension and emotions. Our lawyers assist both landlords and tenants navigate the regulatory and procedural hurdles to efficiently resolve their disputes.

Landord & Tennant

If you are a frustrated landlord, we can assist you with issues relating to:

  • Evictions;
  • Non-payment or persistent late payment of rent;
  • Illegal activities going on in the unit;
  • Reclaiming your rental unit for your own use;
  • Representation before the Landlord and Tenant Board and Small Claims Court;
  • Assignments of the lease and subletting;
  • Applicability of the Residential Tenancies Act;
  • Any other issues relating to your role as a landlord.

We also provide assistance to frustrated tenants facing issues regarding:

  • Reasonable enjoyment of your rental unit;
  • Applications for rent abatements;
  • Termination of lease agreements including early termination;
  • Alternative rent payment options;
  • Necessary repairs and maintenance;
  • Assignments of the lease and subletting;
  • Subletting and assignment of your lease;
  • Unenforceable and illegal terms of lease agreements;
  • Bad faith terminations of your lease;
  • Representation before the Landlord and Tenant Board and Small Claims Court;
  • Any other issues relating to your role as a tenant.

Efficient Resolution of Landlord & Tenant Legal Issues

Seeking to resolve disputes through the courts system or the Landlord and Tenant Board can often be a lengthy and emotionally taxing process. We help our clients achieve their desired results by applying our knowledge of all necessary processes and procedures in order to reach a fast and efficient resolution. We understand that the process can seem daunting and so we assist our clients with achieving their desired result so they can return to a peaceful relationship between landlord and tenant.

Our Team

Monika Kimmel


    • Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Monika Kimmel joined Ryder-Burbidge Hurley Foster in 2022 as an associate lawyer. Her practice focuses on immigration, real estate and wills and estate. Before becoming a lawyer, Monika completed a Bachelor degree at Université Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and worked as social worker in one of the most multiethnic neighborhood in Montreal. During this time that she set out on a journey to become a lawyer and she subsequently moved to Moncton, New Brunswick.

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