LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD 

Tribunal that falls under the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).  Landlord and Tenant board is where landlord and tenant disputes are resolved through mediation and/or hearing. Landlord and Tenant responsibilities and rights are regulated through the Residential Tenancy Act. 

There are specific forms that has to be served if you are a landlord and different forms required if you are a tenant. There are specific timelines and supporting documents that are required before filing with the tribunal. The Landlord and Tenant Board has rules and practice directions that has to be followed throughout the process. There are four common orders that the Landlord and Tenant board may issue, an ex parte order, hearing order, and consent order and/or interim order.  Having a legal representative will help you navigate the steps that would be suitable to your situation.  

As a landlord your investment property may be at stake with the wrong tenants, in which this could cause potential loss of income, detrimental issues such as causing you to lose your property and resulting in a poor credit score and other financial stress.   

As a Tenant, where the landlord is failing to meet their obligations to maintain and keep the complex or unit to a good state of repair can cause stressful living conditions.  You may not be aware of the rights that are available to you. 

A legal representative can assist you in the mediation process to come to a resolution and/or set the hearing date to proceed advocating on your behalf making sure the member, also known as the adjudicator understands your position in your case. 

Having to face an eviction or having hard time evicting a tenant is a stressful process. You do not need to deal with this on your own.                          

 

 

At Sathiya Legal Services, what matters is that the client gets the most satisfactory outcome. 

 

 

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