Have You Offered a Payment Plan to your Tenant?

Every landlord should attempt to negotiate terms of payment for rent arrears with their tenant. If possible, the offer of terms of payment should be made in writing. The offer should be disclosed and filed with the board as evidence in advance of the hearing.

On every non-payment of rent application seeking an eviction during COVID-19, the board must consider to delay or deny an eviction based on section 83(6) of the Residential Tenancies Act, which states in part:

“…. in determining whether to exercise its powers under subsection (1) the Board shall consider whether the landlord has attempted to negotiate an agreement with the tenant including terms of payment for the tenant’s arrears.”

Every landlord should attempt to negotiate terms of payment for rent arrears with their tenant. If possible, the offer of terms of payment should be made in writing. The offer should be disclosed and filed with the board as evidence in advance of the hearing.

The board is required to consider delaying or denying an eviction if the landlord fails to attempt to negotiate with the tenant.   

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When Should You Serve a Notice of Termination on your Tenant?

Every application to the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board seeking to evict a tenant must start by serving the tenant with a Landlord and Tenant Board approved Notice of Termination.

There is currently a backlog at the Landlord and Tenant Board of six months or more to get a hearing date.

With that in mind, you should serve a notice of termination on your tenant on the first possible day to do so.

For example, if rent is due on the first of the month, and it the rent is not paid, I recommend serving the N4 Notice of Termination on the tenant of the second day of the month.

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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.

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.

The Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board are working to get hearings scheduled for other types of applications down to six months. The wait for a hearing to be scheduled for other types of applications such as an L2, T2, and T6 is currently longer than six months.

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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/