Cohen Highley’s residential tenancies legal advisors have a proven track record as innovative and effective advocates for landlords in the area of Residential Tenancies law and, in particular, in dealing with mobile home and land lease communities.
Our lawyers, rent control consultants, and licensed paralegals act exclusively for landlords in matters dealing with provincial water and sewage regulations; rights and remedies under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006; the purchase and sale of land lease/mobile home communities; and all aspects of due diligence, financing and long term leasing. In addition, for developing communities, we have expertise in obtaining municipal zoning approval, lease development, and issues involving Tarion registration. If matters get litigious, we have a wealth of experience before the Landlord Tenant Board, Superior Court, and related appellate courts.
Where owners of mobile home and land lease communities incur substantial capital costs associated with infrastructure upgrades or water testing charges, we have the expertise to assist them in recovering their costs through rent increases using the processes established under the Residential Tenancies Act. We also act for owners of campgrounds, obtaining realistic municipal and provincial approvals for infrastructure and development.
Our commitment to landlord organizations and our advocacy of land lease issues at the provincial, regional and local levels has given our legal advisors a distinct edge in providing informed, effective and timely consulting advice and advocacy services. Collectively, we have established dozens of significant, precedent-setting decisions before Housing Tribunals and the courts and have assisted numerous clients in developing successful strategies for dealing with problem tenancies within their communities. Our clients include public companies, financial institutions, small “mom and pop” communities, and major corporations specializing in the development of land lease communities and recreational land lease developments.