July 1st, 2013
What’s New at the Landlord and Tenant Board? Rule 33 and Revised L1/L9 Information Update Form
In Ontario the Landlord and Tenant Board’s role is to provide information about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.
It can be a complicated and intimidating process for small landlords. It can be especially stressful as tenants in Ontario can get free legal help at Hearings.
With legal reps for landlords charging up to thousands of dollars with no guarantees and often unsatisfactory results, more and more landlords are choosing to represent themselves at the LTB.
We know because the emails keep pouring in regarding landlords who paid thousands and are extremely unhappy!
This is why we are pleased that as part of its ongoing efforts to improve service, the Board has introduced changes to some of its processes and the forms and Rules of Practice that support those processes.
Earlier in 2013 the Board posted draft versions of the revised L1 / L9 Information as of the Hearing Day form and a new Rule, Rule 33 – The L1/L9 Information as of the Hearing Day Form for public review and feedback.
Based on the comments received, the Landlord and Tenant Board has finalized the form, and finalized the Rule.
The good news is the form can now be easily completed online compared to the complications of the previous one.
Click here to access the L1 / L9 Information as of the Hearing Day Form.
Make Your Voice Heard
The Landlord and Tenant Board says they thank everyone who provided comments on the L1/L9 process and the update form.
We know many of our members participated in providing these comments.
The result – a better system that particularly helps small landlords new to the process.
Let’s keep making sure our voices are heard.
The people who run the system need to know the challenges small residential landlords face. We have a new Premier who has proven she listens and invites us to talk more.
Let’s keep communicating our message and change the system to encourage more investment in safe and affordable rental housing in Ontario.