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Moving out

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Personal belongings

Make sure you take all of your belongings with you when you leave your place, unless you are subletting and will be coming back.

Your landlord can keep, sell, or throw out anything you leave behind when you move after:

  • giving notice,
  • getting notice from your landlord, or
  • making an agreement to end your tenancy.

Your landlord can do this right away, so do not leave anything behind, even for an extra day.

If you are evicted by the Sheriff, your landlord must wait 72 hours (3 full days) before taking your things. During that time, your landlord must let you come get your belongings at any time you wish between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

If your landlord believes you have abandoned your place, your landlord can get rid of your things by giving you 30 days' notice. Or, your landlord can apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for an order to end your tenancy. Thirty days after the Board makes this type of order, your landlord can get rid of anything you left behind.

There are different rules about things that belonged to a tenant who has died. There are also other rules for tenants who live in mobile homes or land lease homes. See Where to get help, if you need more information about this.