Bill 14 Amendments
Effective June 1st 2014, Bill 14, the Non-profit Housing Co-operatives Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013 will be proclaimed into law. This Bill amends parts of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006; (RTA) and sets out a few key amendments, including:
- Non-profit housing co-operative eviction tenure disputes will come under the Residential Tenancies Act. (Part V.1)
- The LTB may, in accordance with the Rules, waive or defer all or part of a fee charged under section 181 for low-income individuals.
In anticipation of Bill 14 being proclaimed, LTB has developed forms and information about the process related to Co-ops. The Board has also developed criteria that will allow LTB staff to determine who will be entitled to a fee waiver and a process for clients to follow to submit a fee waiver request. As a result of Bill 14, the Board’s Rules of Practice have been updated to include the consequential amendments.
Case Management Hearings – T2/T6 Pilot now Targeted for Fall Launch
Earlier this year the LTB posted a draft Rule and Practice Direction about Case Management Hearings (CMH) for public consultation and announced the intention to pilot the use of CMHs to assist in resolving T2 and T6 applications.
This pilot was initially scheduled to start at the end of March 2014 in LTB’s Toronto South and Southern (Hamilton) offices. However, with the June 1 proclamation date of Bill 14, the LTB has decided to wait until the fall to begin the T2/T6 Pilot.
Over the summer, the LTB expects to benefit from the experience gained with conducting co-op CMHs and looks forward to implementing the pilot for tenant application CMHs in fall 2014.