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What tenants need to know about the law

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Landlord and Tenant Board

The Landlord and Tenant Board is the tribunal that settles disputes between landlords and tenants and enforces their rights. It is like a court, but less formal.

You can apply to the Board and ask the Board to make an order if your landlord is not following the rules set out in the RTA, for example, not doing repairs or maintenance, or not respecting your rights. Landlords can also apply to the Board, for example, if they think a tenant owes rent or caused damage.

When someone applies to the Board, the Board will schedule a hearing. At the hearing, you and your landlord can each present your case to a member of the Board. After the hearing, the Board member will make an order saying what you or your landlord must do.