If your landlord applies to the LTB

If you do not cancel the notice or move out, your landlord can apply to the LTB for an eviction order.

Your landlord does this by giving an application form to the LTB and paying a fee. The name of the form usually starts with Application to End a Tenancy or Application to Evict a Tenant. It may have one of these numbers at the top: L1, L2, L3, L4, L7, A1, or A2.

Usually the LTB emails you a copy of this form, together with a Notice of Hearing. In some situations, the LTB could order your landlord to give you these papers.

Getting these papers does not mean you have to leave. You can be evicted only if the LTB makes an eviction order after holding a hearing.

Exception: In some situations, your landlord can apply to the LTB without giving you any notices, and the LTB can order your eviction without holding a hearing. See If there was no hearing.

The Notice of Hearing tells you the date and time of your hearing and whether it is in person, by telephone, or by video conference. It could be as soon as 5 days after you get the Notice of Hearing.

It is very important that you go to the hearing, or send someone who can represent you. If you send someone, give them written permission to represent you and make sure they have your note with them.

If you do not go or send someone, the LTB will probably decide to evict you. This can happen even if you are only a few minutes late for the hearing.

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