On July 30, 2020, the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) announced it is gradually expanding services in August. However, all in-person service counters remain closed until further notice.
Effective August 1, 2020, the LTB will begin to issue eviction orders that are pending, start to issue consent eviction orders which are based on landlord and tenants settling their dispute through an agreement, continue to hear urgent eviction matters related to health and safety that are scheduled,
Start to schedule hearings for non-urgent evictions, and conduct non-urgent eviction hearings starting in mid-August and into the fall.
If you are a Landlord experiencing difficulties with your tenant act now by serving the appropriate notices (N4, N5, N6, N7 ) and filing your application for eviction at the Landlord and Tenant Board (L1, L2, L3, L4)
Moreover, As a result of the recent Bill 184 amendments to section 206 of the RTA, now landlords can rely on section 206 Agreement to Settle of being capable of enforcement, thus promoting more landlord’s to utilize this process, take the back-log out of the Board and have their matters resolved right away rather than wait for a hearing date months down the road.
Also, landlords entering into section 206 Agreements also cover the landlords’ obligation under the new amendment contained in section 83 of the Act. Specifically, the onus of proving that the landlord has attempted to negotiate an agreement with the tenant including terms of payment for the tenant’s arrears during the pandemic https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-184.
If you would like additional information about the section 206 Agreement to Settle, and the Landlords’ new obligations under the Act to make an “attempt to negotiate an agreement” or any LTB process or procedure, contact Landlord Paralegal Lisa Barder for a free half-hour consultation at (289) 788-4113.