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Tenant: 99% Of N12 “Own Use” Applications Are FAKE! How Tenants Can Fight Back!


As part of our “Let’s Improve the Ontario Rental Industry” we have invited landlords and tenants to share their opinions on how we can make these improvements. These opinions are from individual contributors and are not the opinions of the Ontario Landlords Association. We believe by fostering communication between landlords and tenants we can improve the Ontario rental industry. 

Landlords Are Using N12 “Own Use” Application As An Illegal Weapon To Evict Tenants To Raise the Rent By Thousands of Dollars. You Can Fight Back And You Can Win!

You are living in your home and suddenly your landlords serves you with an N12 “own use” application to kick you to the curb with little warning.

For those who don’t know, the Landlord and Tenant Board form N12 means the landlord orders you to move because they, their child, or their parents are going to move in.

Sounds fair, right?


As most landlords just use this to kick tenants to the curb because “you are too demanding” or “they want to raise the rent by hundreds or thousands of dollars” to new tenants.

In many cases this is simply a way to hurt you and your family as CBC news reports.

Many innocent tenants just leave as they believe it and want to ‘do the right thing.’

Because tenants respect the laws and rules and always want to do the right thing we are victimized.

After all, they are saying they will move in a grandparent or one of their children and tenants respect grandparents and children. Unlike landlords, tenants are family and community oriented. We rent homes to grow and build our lives and families, and are not using homes to “make profits”.

Tenant Innocence Allows Bad Landlords To Illegally Kick You Out For More Profits!

99.99% of the tenants who move out once they get an N12 “Own Use” LTB application are getting ripped off and illegally defrauded!

Yes, it’s that many victims of landlord fraud!

Welcome To Tenant Genocide Via The False Use Of the N12! They Want To Destroy Us!

There are so many N12s given out every day. There is even a terrific website that allows you to report “fake” N12/Own Use applications!

You can report your landlord at the N12 Registry

C’mon, are there really thousands of parents or adult children really moving to the rental property?

No way!

It’s just a way for landlords to try to trick you , evict you, and raise rents to new tenants 

And it is illegal It’s fraud! And you can nail them! You can fight back!

Landlords Abusing The System

The reality is almost ALL N12 applications are fraudulent. It’s just an easy way to kick you out!  Fortunately tenants are fighting back to protect our homes…and tenants are WINNING!

Globe and Mail Investigation Shows Landlords Using The N12 For Fake Reasons

Even the conservative, capitalist Globe and Mail is appalled at how many landlords are using fake “own use” applications to rip off landlords.

If they are reporting on this it shows we are facing an epidemic of fraud

How Can You Fight Back And Win!

You can fight back and win.  First of all, when you receive the first notice you don’t have to do anything.

Many honest tenants will believe the landlord and “just move.”

Don’t do this!


Wait for your landlord to pay for a hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). There they will have to “prove” what they are saying. 

Landlords who are so tough and arrogant to you change a lot at the LTB! 


Oh, they are so tough and  aggressive when they think you don’t know the law.

They think you are weak.

The think you don’t know they are frauds who will be fined and even jailed

Take Your Landlord To the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

If You Moved, Monitor Your Old Rental Property Like A Hawk!

You can file at the LTB if you see them re-rent within a year!

99.99% Of N12 Own Use Applications Are Fake!

Your landlord is just using this to kick you out. It’s time for tenants to fight back.  Remember

1. You Don’t Have To Move Out

Make your landlord pay to take you to the Landlord and Tenant Board. At the LTB there is a trained judge/adjudicator who will see through lies and you can drill your landlord about who wants to really move in and why! 

2. If You Moved

Monitor your former home like a hawk.  Are they advertising the unit?  Take a screen shot and file at the Landlord and Tenant Board…because that’s proof of fraud!

Go spy on your home and see if anyone moved in?  See no one? They are just leaving it empty?  Take your landlord to the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Ontario tenants can take your landlord to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) up to 1 year after you moved out…so you can get get JUSTICE (and money).

It’s Time All Tenants Wake Up To The Fake “Own Use” Weapon Landlords Use

Are there some good and honest landlords who use this form for real reasons?


About 0.01%.

The majority use it as a way to evict good tenants from our homes because we are “too difficult demanding our homes be safe” or want to “re-rent at huge new super expensive rents”.

You can fight back…You must fight back to protect YOUR HOME and YOUR SURVIVAL in this era of Ford cutbacks and rising rents!

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