In most cases, applicants no longer have to serve the notice of hearing and application to the respondent or submit a certificate of service to the LTB. Beginning July 1, 2015, the LTB will start serving these documents to both the applicant and the respondent.

Landlords who apply to increase the rent above the guideline or to vary the amount of a rent reduction and non-profit housing co-operatives who apply to evict a tenant are not affected by this change. They will continue to serve the notice of hearing and application.

Rule 10 of the LTB Rules provides details on serving the notice of hearing for landlords and tenants. Rule 34 describes the process for co-ops.