Civil Litigations is a licensed paralegal firm that provides expert legal counsel and representation for landlords in Toronto. At our office, you will find an experienced Toronto landlord paralegal who can help you get rid of your unwanted tenants ASAP! After all, why waste money on an expensive landlord attorney when you could hire a paralegal from our law office for a fraction of the price!? Besides, our paralegals have as much, and often times more, experience than many of the landlord attorneys in Toronto.
You Need to Go About the Eviction Process the Right Way
When dealing with a nightmare tenant, you'll want to make sure that you go to whatever lengths necessary to ensure that you do everything legally, or you could find yourself on the wrong side of the law. Unfortunately, not liking a tenant is not a good enough reason to evict them in the eyes of Toronto landlord-tenant laws. You must have legal grounds to evict a tenant, which are very straight-forward. The most common reasons that Toronto landlords choose to evict tenants are as follows:
The Landlord Must Give the Tenant Written Notice
In Toronto, a Notice of Termination must be given to the tenant before the eviction is filed. This notice lets the tenant know of your intentions to evict, and the notice details the reason(s) for the eviction. You will need to make sure you file the proper forms and give the tenant adequate notice. The number of days of notification will depend on what the purpose is for your eviction.
File an Eviction Application with the Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario
Following the allotted period for the Notice to Terminate, the landlord may then file an application to evict with the Board. The title of the form needed for this phase of the eviction process is called an Application to Terminate and Evict a Tenant. When you file this application, the Board will set a hearing date at which both and your tenant may attend.
Once the application is filed with the court, the tenant must be served with a copy of the application. In most cases, the tenant needs to have no less than 10 days' notice to attend the hearing. There are some instances when a five-day notice is all that's needed. Our Toronto eviction paralegals can advise you accordingly after consulting about your case. Again, the number of days depends on the reason for the eviction.
Let Us Help You Make Your Case
On the day of the hearing, both you and your unwanted tenant will have a chance to present your cases. The Board members will hear both sides and make a determination of whether to evict or not to evict. It is important that all documents are filed and served properly, and it it is crucial that you present your case just right. One little mistake could cost you your case or make you have to start all over again.
Fortunately, Civil Litigations can help with that. Contact us to consult with a Toronto landlord paralegal today, and we'll get your unwanted tenants out in no time.Toronto Landlord Paralegal