The Ontario government has introduced new requirements for landlords who would like to evict a tenant so they or someone in their family can live in the unit.
Starting September 1, 2017, the landlord or family member must intend to live in the unit for at least one year. The landlord must also either give the tenant the equivalent of one month’s rent or offer the tenant another unit that the tenant accepts.
Only individual landlords, not corporations, can give notice of termination for this reason.
Changes to LTB Forms
The LTB has updated these four forms to reflect the changes:
- N12: Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit
- N13: Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord Wants to Demolish the Rental Unit, Repair it or Convert it to Another Use
- L2: Application to End a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
- T1: Tenant Application for a Rebate
Begin using these new forms immediately. Make sure you are getting the latest form by clearing your browser cache. Old versions of these forms will be accepted until September 30, 2017.