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Frequently asked questions

Download and read Hearing FAQs by the Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes to find answers to these common questions:

  • What is the Landlord and Tenant Board?
  • What is a Board hearing and why is it held?
  • Who can attend the hearing?
  • What happens at a hearing?
  • Do I have to attend the hearing?
  • Are all hearings held in person? If I cannot attend, is there any other way to have a hearing?
  • How will I know if there is a Board hearing that I should attend?
  • What do I do if I receive a Notice of Hearing?
  • What should I do on the day of the hearing?
  • What happens if I am late for the hearing?
  • How long will my hearing last?
  • How do I prepare for my hearing?
  • What should I do before the hearing?
  • What else should I do to prepare for my hearing?
  • What is the Tenant Duty Counsel, and how can he/she help me?
  • How is a hearing conducted?
  • What happens at a hearing about late or unpaid rent?
  • What if the hearing date is not good for me? Can I have it moved to another day?
  • Does the Board always hold a hearing to make a decision about an application?
  • Is there another way to solve my problem without having to have a hearing?
  • What is mediation, and when is it used?
  • Can I ask for sign language interpreters or other accommodations?

Download and read Your hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board by ACTO to find answers to these common questions:

  • Before the hearing: What should I do? Pg. 1
  • The day of the hearing: What should I do? Pg. 2
  • In the hearing room: What should I do? Pg. 2
  • The hearing: What should I expect? Pg. 3
  • The decision: When do I get it? Pg. 4
  • The decision: What if I lost? Pg. 4
  • Where can I get more information? Pg. 4

Download and read How to raise your issues in non-payment of rent applications by ACTO to find answers to these common questions:

  • Can I raise my problems with my landlord at my eviction hearing? Pg. 1
  • When does section 82 apply? Pg. 1
  • What can the Board do? Pg. 2
  • How should I prepare for my hearing? Pg. 3
  • Will the Board decide on my hearing day? Pg. 4
  • Should I withhold rent if I have problems with my landlord? Pg. 4
  • Where can I get more information? Pg. 4

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