How do I resolve conflicts between tenants and landlords?

How do I resolve conflicts between tenants and landlords?

These days, rising mortgage rates have led to unstable relationships between tenants and landlords. More and more people are wondering how to resolve these conflicts when they arise.
For example, we get a lot of questions about how tenants can be evicted or how landlords can assert their rights. This is where the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) can play an important role.

The LTB is an organization that mediates and resolves conflicts between tenants and landlords, and is mandated under the Residential Tenancies Act, which regulates the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords. The LTB handles tenant lawsuits and help mediate conflicts, including managing the process of evicting tenants.

◈ ONTARIO Rights and responsibilities for renting a home:
The Residential Tenancies Act: The Ontario Residential Tenancies Act regulates the rights and responsibilities between tenants and landlords. rights and responsibilities between tenants and landlords. Most tenants and landlords who rent residential rental units are subject to most of the rules in this act. apply to most of the rules in this act.

Landlord rights and responsibilities: The RTA contains information about landlords’ rights to charge rent, maintenance and repairs, enter the rental unit, end the lease, and more. entry into the rental unit, lease termination, and more. Landlords must use the appropriate form to provide tenants with information about the new lease in the new lease using the appropriate form.

Tenant rights and responsibilities: The RTA contains information about the tenant’s rent, maintenance and repairs, damages, how to end the lease, and more. how to end the lease, and more. Tenants can submit an application to LTB for tenant rights under the RTA. to the LTB.

◈ Ending a lease and filing an application with the LTB:
Lease termination notice: If a landlord wants to end the contract with a tenant and evict the tenant, the landlord must give the tenant a lease end notice to the tenant.
Submitting an application: If a tenant or landlord has a problem, they should try to talk to each other before submitting an application to LTB.
If the issue is not resolved, you can submit an application to LTB.

◈ LTB application forms and process

Landlord application
o L1: Application to evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent and collect rent owed by the tenant
o L2: Application to terminate lease and evict tenant or collect money
o L3: Lease termination and tenant eviction – with tenant notice or agreement to end tenancy
o L4: Lease termination and tenant eviction – tenant failed to meet terms of a resolution or order
o L9: Application to collect rent owed by the tenant
o L10: Application to collect money owed by a former tenant

Tenant applications
o T1: Tenant Application for Reimbursement
o T2: Application for Tenant Rights
o T5: Tenant Application – Landlord Issued Eviction Notice in Bad Faith
o T6: Tenant Application for Maintenance

Submitting documents: For most LTB applications, you can use the Portal to submit your application and evidence.

LTB hearing: Most LTB hearings are conducted online and information on how to attend the hearing will be provided via email.

After the hearing: If you have a complaint or objection to a Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) decision, you can appeal to a higher authority, the Ontario Superior Court.