How long does it currently take to get a hearing scheduled at the Landlord and Tenant Board?

On February 24, 2021, the LTB held a Stakeholder Webinar. At that time we were advised that a non-payment of rent application, an L1 or L9, should now take about six months from filing for a hearing to be scheduled.

Many changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Act on September 1, 2021. More adjudicators have also been hired.

At that time I expect that a non-payment of rent application, an L1 or L9, should now take about 3-4 months from filing for a hearing to be scheduled.

The Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board are working to get hearings scheduled for L2 applications down to 3-6 months.

The wait for a hearing to be scheduled for other types of applications such as an A2, T1, T2, and T6 is currently longer than six months.

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Request to Expedite a Hearing

“The following factors may be considered in deciding requests to extend or shorten any time requirement under the RTA or these Rules:
a. the length of the delay, and the reason for it;
b. any prejudice a party may experience;
c. whether any potential prejudice may be remedied;
d. whether the request is made in good faith; and
e. any other relevant factors.”

With the backlog at the Landlord and Tenant Board, all landlords would like an expedited hearing to allow them to evict their tenant quicker at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

The LTB is receiving lots of requests for an expedited hearing from people who clearly do not qualify.

You should only file a Request to Shorten Time if you meet the eligibility requirements set out in Landlord and Tenant Board Rule 16.4  

“The following factors may be considered in deciding requests to extend or shorten any time requirement under the RTA or these Rules:

  1. the length of the delay, and the reason for it;
  2. any prejudice a party may experience;
  3. whether any potential prejudice may be remedied;
  4. whether the request is made in good faith; and
  5. any other relevant factors.”

A Request to Shorten Time may only be made once per file. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements at the time of filing your application you may be better off waiting to file the Request to Shorten Time. Your circumstances may change, and the Request to Shorten Time could be made later.

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Paralegal Representation

Every day our office receives calls from landlords wanting to hire me for LTB matters.

If you need to hire an experienced, licensed paralegal, contact me:

Marshall Yarmus
Civil Litigations
(416) 229-1479 or (343)600-7722

https://civilparalegal.com/home_services/landlord-and-tenant-board/