Does your landlord want you to move out? (Fact sheet)
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In Ontario, it is usually against the law for your landlord to make you leave your home unless the Landlord and Tenant Board has made an "eviction order". This Board is a special court that deals with disagreements between landlords and tenants. On these pages, "Board" means the Landlord and Tenant Board.
A landlord must follow certain steps to try to get an eviction order. Your landlord must prove to the Board that there is a legal reason to evict you. By law, only some reasons can lead to eviction, for example, causing damage or not paying rent.
The information on these pages applies even if you live in public housing, or if your rent is subsidized or based on your income.
But it might not apply in some situations, for example, if:
- you live in a place that is used for business,
- you share a kitchen or bathroom with the owner or the owner's close family member,
- you live in some types of temporary housing,
- you share space with or rent from another tenant,
- you are a member of a housing co-operative.
Get legal advice if you are not sure.