Mobile Home Tenancies, Land Lease Community Tenancies, and Recreational Land Leases

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.

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Joe's main areas of practice include residential tenancies, municipal planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax assessment appeals. Joe has a wealth of litigation experience before a variety of boards, tribunals, and appellate courts. He is author of "A Practical Guide to the Tenant Protection Act".

Kristin's practice focuses on residential and commercial tenancies, human rights, condominium law and appellate advocacy. She works exclusively for housing providers and landlords with respect to all lease issues. Kristin regularly speaks at property management conferences and teaches human rights training courses to landlords and property managers.

Laura practises in the area of administrative law, including condominium, residential tenancies,municipal, planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax and accessibility law. Laura is a member and active contributor to numerous condominium, development and housing industry organizations.

Alexandra's law practice includes residential tenancies, condominium law, and representation of property owners under a range of legislation which is subject to adjudication by Ontario's Social Justice Tribunals. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Western University in 2012 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.