In January 2016 the Ministry of the Attorney General announced a public consultation on Civil Court Enforcement and LSHC participated in the process to ensure the interests and experiences of our client community were shared.

The Civil Court Enforcement process is commonly known as the Court Enforcement Office or the Sheriff’s Office and represents the final step the lengthy the eviction process.  If a landlord obtains an order from the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) directing the termination of the tenancy, the landlord must file with the Court Enforcement Office to have the LTB order executed.  The Court Enforcement Office operates independently from the Landlord and Tenant Board with its own procedures and fee schedule which are defined by the Rules of Civil Procedure.

LSHC submission for the Civil Court Enforcement Consultation was developed to speak to the challenges, cost and time delays commonly experienced by many small landlords when filing with the Court Enforcement Office.

Read the consultation document – https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/civil/civil_enforcement_services_consultation_report.html

Read LSHC’s submission to Civil Enforcement Service Delivery Review