Archive for the ‘Landlord rights’ Category

When kindness doesn’t pay (Part 1)

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Why Landlords Must Protect Themselves From Their Own Good Intentions

June 1st, 2011

My tenants gave notice to move and I began showing the property to prospective new tenants.  One family came and were immediately interested.  Nancy, Teddy and their young daughter seemed very nice.  I was happy when she told me the “loved the place” as soon as they walked in.  I had the place looking good and it felt nice when they commented how beautiful it was. Nancy told me “You should have seen some of the places we looked at – they were awful!”  They said they wanted the place. (more…)

Uh Oh! The Sheriff Is A Comin’!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

What Can you Do If your Tenants Refuse to Leave?

May 1st, 2011

It sounds a little “wild, wild, west, doesn’t it?  Your problem tenants are finally going to leave…because the Landlord and Tenant Board directed them to do so. What do you do if they are directed to move out, and don’t?   Cue the music, kick the tumbleweed. It’s time for the Sheriff. (more…)

A Typical Day at the Landlord and Tenant Board

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

April, 2011


It’s 9:00am on a sunny Tuesday. Landlords, tenants, and agents are lined up to sign in to the attendance record at the Landlord and Tenant Board for their hearings. (more…)

Top 10 List: Going to the Board

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
  • Don’t accept excuses for late rent: serve an N4 as soon as they are late
  • Follow directions exactly on all Board forms – 100% accuracy is a MUST!
  • Serve the documents by accepted methods as listed on COS
  • Pay attention to Termination Dates! Again 100% accuracy!
  • Don’t Go Blind: Obtain legal advice or representation prior to a Hearing
  • Make sure you have up to date evidence and records ready in triplicate.
  • Provide a copy of your evidence to the opposing party before your case
  • is called, preferably at the start of the Hearing Block
  • Consider mediation at your hearing – for a result that can’t be appealed.
  • Address the Member as Mr. Chair or Madam Chair
  • Show respect for the other party and the Board Member all times

Do you need to enter your unit? What can you do to get in?

Thursday, September 10th, 2009