The Act and Regulations

The Residential Tenancies Act:

The Residential Tenancies Act (the Act) is posted at a website called “E-laws”, which is maintained by the Government of Ontario.

The Regulations:

The Act gives the government the authority to enact regulations.  A regulation is part of the Act, and may provide more details about how a provision in the Act is applied or interpreted. When a provision in the Act says that something is “prescribed,” it means that more details will be found in a regulation.

The regulations to the Act are posted separately on the E-Laws site.

Click here if you want to link directly to Regulation 516/06 of the Residential Tenancies Act.

Click here if you want to link directly to Regulation 517/06 of the Residential 
Tenancies Act.

Click here if you want to link directly to Regulation 394/10 of the Residential Tenancies Act.

The Statutory Powers Procedure Act:

The procedures the Board uses in processing an application, conducting a hearing, and making a decision are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act (the SPPA).  The SPPA, which is also on the E-Laws website, applies to many other quasi-judicial agencies, boards and commissions in Ontario.