Landlord Obligations and Best Practices

Author: Deborah K Shewman, Licensed Paralegal | | Categories: Commissioning Documents , Dispute Resolution , Employment Law , Enforcement of Judgments , Health Professions Appeal and Review Board , Highway Traffic Act Offences , Human Rights Disputes , Human Rights Tribunal , Immigration and Refugee Board , Labour Law , Landlord and Tenant Board , Legal Services , Licensed Paralegal , Negotiated Settlement , Notarizing Documents , Paralegal Consultation , Paralegal Services , Provincial Offences , Small Claims , Small Claims Court , Workplace Safety and Insurance Board , Wrongful Dismissal


As the rental market continues to thrive, landlords are faced with an array of legal obligations that they must adhere to in order to avoid potential disputes with their tenants. Landlord-tenant disputes have become increasingly common, making it imperative for landlords to be well-versed in legal parlance to protect their rights and interests. As a licensed paralegal in Sudbury, I have been assisting landlords with legal advice and guidance on best practices to navigate the complex landscape of landlord-tenant relationships and ensure compliance with the law.

1. Understanding Landlord Obligations:

One of the critical aspects of being a responsible landlord is understanding your legal obligations. From providing a safe and habitable living environment to maintaining the property in good condition, there are specific responsibilities that every landlord must fulfill. As a licensed paralegal, I can help landlords comprehend their obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act, ensuring they are aware of their rights while upholding their duties to their tenants.

2. Mitigating Landlord-Tenant Disputes:

Landlord-tenant disputes can be costly, time-consuming, and emotionally draining for both parties involved. It is in the best interest of landlords to take proactive measures to mitigate potential conflicts. By seeking legal advice from an experienced paralegal, landlords can implement strategies to prevent disputes before they arise. From drafting comprehensive and legally sound lease agreements to providing guidance on handling security deposits, I offer solutions that safeguard landlords' interests and promote harmonious landlord-tenant relationships.

3. Navigating Evictions Legally:

Evictions can be particularly challenging and legally intricate. As a licensed paralegal, I can assist landlords in navigating the eviction process in compliance with the law. From issuing proper eviction notices to representing landlords at the Landlord and Tenant Board, my experience can help landlords streamline the eviction process and avoid potential pitfalls that could lead to costly disputes.


I’m Deborah K Shewman, Licensed Paralegal, and I provide valuable assistance to landlords in Sudbury by offering insights into landlord obligations, mitigating disputes, and ensuring that all legal avenues are explored when necessary. With my experience in landlord-tenant matters and legal parlance, I strive to empower landlords with the knowledge and confidence they need to protect their investments and maintain successful rental properties. 

To learn more about the services I offer, please click here. If you have questions, I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to call me at (705) 919-8329 or email