How To Evict a Tenant In Ontario
There are a lot of tenants who are not co-operative with the rules guiding the house they live. Sometimes, these tenants do not pay their rents when due or through the acceptable methods of payment and the way it should be paid to the landlord. They are too stubborn that you can’t bare their excesses anymore and you wish to end their tenancy; in this case, as the landlord, you need to have a good legal reason to evict a tenant.
Here are ways on how to evict a tenant in Ontario.
As a landlord who understands the law, you must give the tenant a ‘Notice of Termination’ form. The landlord must obtain the necessary forms that are available from Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board. The way will state your reason for the eviction and when you will begin legal action at the Landlord and Tenant Board to evict the tenant. The landlord should make sure that he has given the tenant some number of days to turn a new leaf but they were abortive, and this will be stated in the notice.
The landlord can decide to apply to the Board if the tenant refuses to comply with the notice he has received. The landlord might choose to ask the Landlord and Tenant Board to fill an application that will end the tenancy. The Landlord applies to the board for a hearing date after he fills out the ‘Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant’ form. He will file this form alongside an application fee. Then, the landlord will wait for the Board to prepare a Notice of Hearing and set a date for the hearing. The landlord will give the tenant the ‘Notice of Hearing’ and the ‘Application Form’ for at least six to ten days before the hearing day proper. Try to file a Certificate of Service with the Board after five days the documents have been delivered to the tenant who will verify that the report was provided to the tenant.
A mediator from the Board in some cases might decide to settle the rift by contacting the landlord and the tenant, but if the issue is not resolved, the hearing proper begins. The landlord and the tenant are expected to attend the hearing because failure to be represented at the conference may automatically make the application dismissed. If the tenant is absent or any representative, the Board may force a decision on the tenant in their absence.
The eviction order is lastly issued by the Board after the board has decided on the issue. The Order of Eviction will state when the tenant is expected to vacate the building. If the tenant remains adamant and refuses to leave, then the Landlord can file a Board Order with the Sheriff. You will then use your original copy of the eviction order which has been mailed to you by the Board to present for eviction through the Sheriff. Only the Court Enforcement Office can evict a tenant in Ontario.How To Evict A Tenant In Ontario