New Landlord and Tenant Board Forms for Ontario: Important Changes to the Forms on the LTB website
The Landlord and Tenant Board (Ontario) has drafted a new and comprehensive set of forms for use in all residential tenancies matters. The forms will take effect for use on and after April 1, 2015.
You can ONLY PREVIEW, not use the forms now, on the Board web site at the following link:
We recommend you take the time to “preview” the forms and ensure that you are ready to hit the ground running when it comes to the use of the forms a month from now.
In addition, under “What’s New”, on its website, the Board has noted some important new changes about service of Notices of Application:
“LTB to start serving the notice of hearing starting July 1
Beginning July 1, 2015, the LTB will start serving the notice of hearing and the application to both the applicant and the respondent. Currently, the applicant serves these documents to the respondent. This new process will be more streamlined:
- In most cases, applicants will no longer have to serve the notice of hearing or submit a certificate of service.
- The board will no longer send a letter to respondents confirming the information in the notice of hearing, so a step will be removed from the process.
- Until July 1, applicants should continue to serve the notice of hearing and file a certificate of service.
- The rule governing these new procedures will be posted for consultation in early spring.
For more information on any of the upcoming changes at the Landlord and Tenant Board, call us at 416-645-8080, or toll-free at 1-888-332-3234.”
Best of luck to all of you in successfully adopting the use of the new forms and complying with the new processes at the Board.