Civil Litigations has been helping clients receive justice and equity from the Landlord Tenant Board in Ontario since 1996. At only a fraction of what it would cost to hire a licensed attorney, landlords can get the same exact services from a qualified paralegal.
Landlords and Tenants Will Bump Heads Inevitably
Today, more people than ever before are renting homes and apartments in Ontario. Naturally, with rental tenancies on the rise, there are bound to be more disputes between landlords and tenants. The Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario can give you information about your rights and responsibilities to help you solve your problems on your own if you elect to do sue.
If the situation between you and your tenant is irreconcilable or you're unable to solve the problem on your own, you can file an application with the Board. Since Applications must be filled out properly and completely and copies must be given accordingly, Civil Litigations advises landlords to seek legal guidance for this phase of the eviction process. Incorrect or incomplete paperwork can prolong the eviction process and even lead to an adverse decision on your hearing day for you.
Give Your Unwanted Tenant Ample Time to Do the Right Thing
The Board can make a decision about many landlord/tenant issues under The Residential Tenancies Act. This is the law that deals with most residential rental tenancies. If you have a problem with your tenancy, you should first talk to the tenant. It is always advisable to put your concerns in writing because the Board will look at whether or not you gave the tenant a fair opportunity to make things right on their end. If you're not sure what the law says about this, Civil Litigations can provide you with accurate and timely information with just a phone call.
Obtaining Legal Counsel Can Make All the Difference with the Landlord Tenant Board of Ontario
You have certain rights and responsibilities as a landlord. Not knowing what these are can be very costly to you in many ways, especially if it comes down to a hearing to evict. You want to make sure that you have followed the right steps. A lot of landlords opt to do everything themselves because they think by doing so they will save a few dollars. In the end, they wind up costing themselves hundreds or even thousands of dollars and sometimes end up stuck with a tenant they don't want. Fortunately, this can be avoided if you have sound legal counsel from the outset.
On the Day of Your Hearing
On your hearing day, you and your tenant will appear in a hearing room before the Landlord Tenant Board. However, in rare instances, The Board uses written hearings or telephone hearings to decide an application.
At the hearing, a Board member considers the evidence that the landlord and tenant present. This can include oral evidence, documents, pictures, agreements, and more. The member will make a decision based on the evidence and what the law says. A Board member is similar to a judge in court. A Board member's final decision is a written order executable by law.
Get a Free Consultation from Civil Litigations
To avoid an adverse ruling, to protect your rights, and to get that unwanted tenant out as quickly and painlessly as possibly, contact Civil Litigations. We can be an immense help with the Landlord Tenant Board in Ontario.