Updated January 24 2021
For the duration of the latest provincial emergency stay-at-home Order, the Province has issued a moratorium on enforcement of residential evictions. Hearings are still going ahead at the Landlord & Tenant Board, but eviction orders cannot be enforced by the Sheriff at this time (with a few exceptions). We join our colleagues at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants of Ontario in calling for the LTB to pause hearings in order to fix the many Access to Justice issues that virtual hearings have exposed. For more information see the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation's moratorium fact sheet.
Bill 184 has come into Effect
This new bill has important implications for tenants who have fallen behind in rent. In particular, if your landlord wants you to sign a repayment agreement outside of an LTB hearing or mediation, you should seek legal advice before signing. You should consider reasonable proposals, but if the landlord is proposing an unrealistic or unfair payment plan, you could be at serious risk if you sign a plan you cannot follow. It could lead to the termination of your tenancy without notice. See this information sheet from Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario about negotiating repayment plans with your landlord.
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