Landlords can’t collect arrears for rent due or damages once Tenants receive a “Termination Notice” (N4) and move out!
“Pay this amount by…OR MOVE OUT BY THE TERMINATION DATE” (AND DON’T OWE A CENT!)
DO NOT GO TO THE LTB IN IT’S CURRENT FORM
The Ontario Landlord Tenant Board has become a crazy, illegal and an illegitimate “eviction machine.”
Tenants have no rights, laws and Tenant Rights are being trampled on! Even if you are right and should win, you will lose. It is not a lawful court, it’s a political fake court.
Tenant lawyers are avoiding this horrible abuse of justice and going to real courts with real judges.
The Ontario Human Commission is going to try to fine and put some of the LTB staff in jail in 2021!
Even Canada’s largest newspaper the Toronto Star is calling the Landlord and Tenant board unfair and not following the laws because Ford and the corporate landlords want tenants evicted fast!
You Can’t Win At The Corrupt Ontario Landlord And Tenant Board Even If You Are 100% Right And Your Landlord Is 100% Wrong!
Tenant heroes have revealed the truth. Unfortunately they have not realized they need to change their strategy as the LTB corruption has gone so far it’s now fascist!
Tenants simply have no rights and are being evicted illegally and ordered to pay ridiculous amounts of money when we are in the 2nd lock down and the economy has stopped!
Remember back then Ford said we don’t need to pay rent, but now there are illegal evictions happening under the cover of the night like a 3rd world Banana republic or like Stalin and Hitler!
Here Is The Best Path For Tenants To Survive And Win – Avoid the Corrupt LTB!
Before Your LTB Hearing Make Sure You Move Out! This Way You Can Avoid Paying All The Rent Owed And Start Again With A New Landlord!
An N4 Means You Can Legally Leave And Not Have To Pay Your Landlord Because Your Landlord Terminated The Lease/Contract!
1. If You Get The N4 And Want To Move Without Paying A Cent
We wrote about this before. See HERE. You just move and your landlord has to “eat all the costs”.
2. If You Got the N4 Months Ago And Have An LTB Hearing Date
This is a bit more complicated but easy to to. You just stay and don’t pay rent beyond the “termination date” and don’t pay rent for months. Don’t contact you landlord at all and create fake “evidence” you did move out before the “termination date” in the N4.
You can see in the Residential Tenancies Act, Section 37, that states that once the landlord gives the Tenant a notice of termination, the tenancy ends of that date of termination the landlord put in the notice. So Tenants owe nothing because it’s the landlord cancelling the lease.
Previously there was confusion over tenants “leaving’ could somehow be liable for the remaining lease months or damages. We used to argue over this all the time at the old now defunct Federation of Metro Tenants Association forum.
THE RULES ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR!
With the Rental Fairness Act by former Premier Wynne we finally got some real clear facts on once the Tenant gets the termination date, you break your lease:
134(1.1) No landlord shall, directly or indirectly, with respect to any rental unit, collect or require or attempt to collect or require from a former tenant of the rental unit any amount of money purporting to be rent in respect of,
(a) any period after the tenancy has terminated and the tenant has vacated the rental unit; or
(b) any period after the tenant’s interest in the tenancy has terminated and the tenant has vacated the rental unit. 2017, c. 13, s. 24 (2).
What Does This Mean For Tenants? It Means You Can Get Out of Your Lease Easily and Legally And Don’t Have To Pay If You Agree With Your Landlord’s N4 And Move Out!
And landlords cannot go after you in small claims court or at the Landlord and Tenant Board for breaking the lease, because it’s landlords who told YOU TO MOVE AND BREAK THE LEASE.
“GREAT, I just made up evidence I moved out during the termination date and now the lease is frustrated and landlords can’t get a dime from me! I’ll just rent a new apartment and not pay again…I need to fight to survive!”
Remember, if the landlord gives you a notice with a “termination date” of “do this or the tenancy ends” you can just….don’t do what they say…and break the lease and is all over!
How Can I Do This? I’m Not An Expert?
It’s super easy.
Don’t Pay Rent and Get the N4
So you haven’t paid because you needed money to survive during the Covid pandemic? You didn’t pay because evil swine-pig Doug Ford said you don’t have to pay?
And your landlord gave you the N4….
You probably haven’t even got your LTB Hearing yet.
If you do, get a Hearing Date You Will Lose At the LTB, Get Evicted And Owe Your Landlords Lots of Money
1. …THE SOLUTION IS JUST MOVE BEFORE THE TERMINATION DATE
2. …MOVE OUT BEFORE YOUR HEARING…BUT YOU MUST CREATE HE SAID/SHE SAID EVIDENCE YOU MOVED OUT BEFORE THE N4 TERMINATION DATE!!
The landlord will give you an N4 ‘Pay Up or Be Evicted Notice’ with a termination date. The termination date will usually be 15 days after they give the notice. Since they are the ones who want to terminate the lease you just don’t pay and agree with them…and there is nothing the landlord can do!
Again, here’s how it works.
Step 1 – Rent is Due
Step 2 – You Don’t Pay Rent
Step 3 – The landlord wants your money so will give you N4 Notice to End The Tenancy For Non-Payment of Rent
Step 4 – The N4 says: “Pay this amount by…. (This is called the termination date) or Move Out By the Termination Date
Step 5 – Just move out BEORE THE TERMINATION DATE
BEFORE YOUR LTB HEARING. (But you need to create evidence you moved out during the termination date (such as creating a new lease at another address)
Yes, this works and with the corrupt LTB it’s a way for Tenant Survivors to keep our money and find a new rental property with the money we saved not paying your former landlord!
Document Your Move Out And Contact A Legal Aid Clinic To Represent You…You Must Have A Voice At Your Hearing And Tenants Get Free Lawyers!
Many landlords will try to lie and say you are still there. So make sure you go to Legal Aid and tell them you have moved out so they will “represent you at the Hearing”.
The landlord will lie “they are still there”…but your Free Legal Aid Representative can show evidence you moved.
How Can I Provide Evidence I Moved?
-Take Pictures of the Unit Empty And Vacant
-Get A Witness Or Two To Sign The Pictures
-Send An Email or Text To Your Landlord (keep copies!) Telling Them You Have Moved As They Requested
-Ready Your New Lease For Your New Apartment To Prove You Moved
Tenants must be aware the Landlord and Tenant Board is no longer legitimate and must be avoided.
Make sure you:
-Create evidence you moved out by the termination date (even if you didn’t)
-Make sure you get legal aid help to freely represent you and provide this evidence to make sure even if you lived a year rent free you will own NOTHING!
The best way to go forward is to not pay rent, move out before your Hearing, and find a new rental.
And in this 2nd Stage of the Covid Lock Down you just find a new rental, pay “first and last” and don’t pay again! So you won’t have to pay for another 8-12 months then you can move again using the same “N4” strategy and get away with no consequences!
It’s called survival. Take Action To Protect Your Life And Your Family!
Vote NDP or Liberal because it was Premier Wynne who worked so hard to protect Tenants in 2017, not evil Ford.