LTB | December 19, 2016
A New Approach to Applications for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline

Starting March 1, 2017, the LTB will hold case management hearings for applications filed by landlords who want to raise rent above the guideline because they have made capital expenditures (renovations, repairs, replacements or additions). The case management hearing will give both sides an opportunity to discuss, and possibly agree on, a fair rent increase. […]

LTB: Application Fees Before and After January 16, 2017

LTB Application Fees Before and After January 16, 2017 This table compares the current fee for applications filed on or before January 15, 2017, with the new fee for each application type. Application Fees for Landlords Current UntilJanuary 15, 2017 New StartingJanuary 16, 2017 L1: Application to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent and […]

LTB: Fee Waiver Threshold Before and After January 16, 2017

LTB Fee Waiver Threshold Before and After January 16, 2017 Number of Peoplein Household Current Gross Monthly Household IncomeUntil January 15, 2017 New Gross Monthly Household IncomeStarting January 16, 2017 1 Less than $1,500 Less than $1,650 2 Less than $2,250 Less than $2,475 3 Less than $2,583 Less than $2,840 4 Less than $3,083 […]

LTB | December 6, 2016
Changes to Application Fees in January 2017

Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) application fees are increasing on January 16, 2017. Most application fees are increasing by approximately 10%. Also, a fee is being introduced for two tenant applications which were previously free, bringing all tenant applications to $50. Tenant application fees have not increased since the LTB was established in 1998. Landlord […]

LTB | December 1, 2016
Vacancies – Practice Advisory Committee

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) Practice Advisory Committee has three vacancies among the six members who regularly represent parties before the LTB. The vacancy is for two individuals who primarily represent landlords and one individual who primarily represents tenants. The Committee is looking for individuals who are familiar with LTB procedures and can contribute […]

LTB | September 8, 2016
New notice allows victims of sexual and domestic violence to end tenancy in 28 days

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) has changed. Now tenants who are victims of sexual and domestic violence can end their tenancy in 28 days if they believe they or a child living with them may be harmed or injured if they don’t leave the unit. They can give this notice any time during their tenancy. […]

LTB | August 26, 2016
Change to scheduling of hearings in Scarborough and Whitby

The LTB is making changes to the way it schedules hearings in Scarborough (in the Toronto East office) and in Whitby. Currently hearings are scheduled in half day hearing block at these locations. Starting in October 2016, cases will be scheduled in full day hearing blocks. This is how hearing blocks are scheduled in many […]