Your first stop for self-help is a review of our FAQs. Take a look at the ever increasing collection of questions asked by Ontario’s small-scale landlords as well as the actual answers provided by Landlord’s Self-Help Centre.
I want to bring witnesses to my hearing at the Board, but I would not like their identity to be revealed due to threats of harassment from the offending tenant. Is this possible?
Unfortunately, this will not be possible. You do not have to use the tenants’ written submissions (letters) or call the tenants as witnesses, but if you do, the tenant has the right to know who they are, and to cross-examine them if necessary. The Board is bound by certain rules that do not allow evidence to be given in secret. Because of this, the other tenants may be reluctant to get involved.
What recourse does a landlord have when the landlord and tenant live on the same rental property, and the tenant is harassing them?
A landlord who lives in the same rental property as the tenant that has 3 or fewer residential units may serve the tenant with a Form N7 – Notice to End your Tenancy For Causing Serious Problems in the Rental Unit or Residential Complex if the tenant harasses them. This is a 10 day termination notice that allows a the landlord to apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board to terminate the tenancy immediately after giving the N7 to the tenant.
Provided the superintendent lives on the same property as the tenant, then the Form N5 would be the notice to use in this case.