Sunday, September 20, 2020
Landlord & Tenant

The Landlord and Tenant Board’s role is to provide information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants. The RTA sets the rules for most residential rental housing in Ontario. Disputes between most residential landlords and tenants are adjudicated at hearings or resolved with the assistance of Landlord and Tenant Board appointed mediators. Duty counsel is available at no cost to tenants, but this service is not available to landlords who must seek legal counsel elsewhere.

An action at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) is commenced by a landlord by serving a Notice, which advises a tenant(s) that there are issues which the landlord wishes to have corrected or addressed within a prescribed time period. Disregarding a Notice will invariably result in the service of an Application and a Notice of Hearing.Tenants may also file Applications if they feel that the landlord has done something contrary to the RTA.

The Lever Paralegal Agency can advise and represent either tenants or landlords and guide them through the Applicant/Respondent process to a productive and successful final or interim decision.