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The Renter’s Toolkit: Finding and Keeping a Home

This is a step-by-step guide to finding a home that’s affordable for you, securing it, and staying housed until you are ready to move on. Each phase includes printable and fillable worksheets to guide your through the process.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

This pamphlet sets out what the offences are, how to report an offence, whom to contact, and what the available remedies are.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Landlord and Tenant Board Frequently Asked Questions

This web page includes links to frequently asked questions and brochures on these topics:

  • When to Apply to the LTB
  • Starting a Tenancy
  • Rent
  • Rent Deposits and Other Charges
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Entering a Tenant’s Unit
  • Ending a Tenancy

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Non-Profit Co-op Evictions

This section of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) website has information about how a non-profit housing co-operative can apply to the LTB for an order to end a co-op member’s occupancy and evict them. Topics include who can apply, how to apply (co-ops), filing a response (co-op members), forms, fees, and contacts. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Legal Health Check-Up

Halton Community Legal Services has created a online check-up to help people who are living in poverty so they can identify legal problems and get help. Users answer questions on their income, housing, education, employment, and family, social, and health supports, and then are offered options about getting further help. All answers are kept confidential.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Seven Steps to Solving Tenancy Problems

This guide lists seven steps to help you recognize and deal with tenancy problems. Examples show how each step can be used. The seven steps are:

  • Discover your problem
  • Know your rights
  • Know what you want
  • Know who to speak to
  • Communicate clearly
  • Be organized
  • Know when to get help

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Tenant Bankruptcy

This Landlord’s Self-Help Centre fact sheet looks at issues such as what happens when a tenant declares bankruptcy, how a landlord becomes aware of a tenant bankruptcy, and what happens if a landlord has served a notice to terminate a tenancy for non-payment of rent and the tenant assigns into bankruptcy.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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The ‘In and Out’ of Evictions

Getting evicted from a home is never pleasant. This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on how to advise clients who are dealing with eviction. The webinar looks at who is a tenant, what tenants face when they receive an eviction notice, and the role of the Landlord and Tenant Board. Recorded on June 13, 2012.

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF, Presentation materials, Video

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Eviction in the winter months

Although some people believe evictions cannot take place during the winter months, a landlord can evict a tenant anytime if the reasons for the eviction fall under the Residential Tenancies Act and by following the eviction procedures as set out in the Act. This resource explains those procedures.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Landlord and Tenant Board Mock Hearing Scenario

Designed for grade 11 and 12 students and their teachers, these mock hearing materials provide information about landlord and tenant law and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011