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 allowed a family member to live in a house that I own. He has been living there for a few months now and the agreement was that he just pay for the utilities, I did not charge him any rent. I have discovered he has not paid the utility bills. How do I get him evicted from the house? I can’t find any notice of eviction for this particular situation.
In order to evict this person, you would first have to get a determination on whether he would be considered a tenant. There is an application that can be filed with the Landlord and Tenant Board for the Board to determine whether this would be considered a tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act. The application you would file is the Application to Determine Whether the Act Applies (Form A1).
My tenant moved out of the unit and left his ex-girlfriend in the rental unit. She is refusing to vacate.
Even though this person is not the tenant, you still need to obtain an Order from the Landlord and Board to evict her. You need to file an A2 application with the Landlord and Tenant Board based on an unauthorized occupancy.
My tenant left last week without notice and he’s let someone else live in my house without my permission.
If your tenant has moved out and left someone else living there who refuses to leave, you will have to file an A2 application with the Landlord and Tenant Board based on unauthorized occupancy.