Help for Landlords

The table below has three columns.  The first column shows some of the concerns that a landlord may have about a tenancy.  The second column provides links to forms that may apply to the situation and the instructions for completing those forms. The third column provides links to other related information that may be useful.

Please note that this is not a complete list of every concern and solution.  You may want to seek legal advice before deciding how to proceed and/or to obtain a complete list of options available to you.  You may also want to go to our Other Help section for a list of external resources outside of the Board that may be useful.

You may also want to visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to the most common questions our clients ask us.

Concern Forms and Instructions  Other Information

My tenant has not paid the rent they owe

Notice form:
Form N4 – Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent

N4 Instructions

Application forms:
Form L1 - Application to end a tenancy for non-payment of rent and to collect rent the tenant owes
Filing fee: $170.00

L1 Instructions

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Form L9 – Application to collect rent the tenant owes
Filing fee: $170.00

L9 Instructions

Brochures:
If a tenant doesn’t pay rent

How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

Guideline 11: Eviction for Failure to Pay Rent 

FAQ:
How a landlord Can Evict a Tenant



My tenant has persistently paid the rent late  

Notice forms:
Form N8 – Notice to Terminate a Tenancy at the End of a Term

N8 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 - Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

 

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

My tenant, their guest or another occupant of the rental unit has:

  • wilfully or negligently damaged the rental unit or the complex(1)
  • substantially interfered with the reasonable enjoyment of the landlord(2) or another tenant
  • substantially interfered with another lawful right, privilege or interest of the landlord(2) or another tenant
  • too many people living in the rental unit (overcrowding)

(1) Form N5 is for “wilful or negligent damage”; Form N7 is for “wilful damage”

(2) Form N7 may be appropriate if the landlord lives in the same building as the tenant and the building has 3 or fewer residential units

Notice form:
Form N5 – Notice to Terminate a Tenancy Early

N5 Instructions

Form N7 – 10-Day Notice to Terminate a Tenancy Early

N7 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

 

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

My tenant, their guest or another occupant of the rental unit has:

  • seriously impaired the safety of another person, in the complex
  • wilfully damaged the rental unit or complex
  • used the unit or complex in a manner that is inconsistent with its use as residential premises and that has caused or may cause serious damage

Notice form:
Form N7 - 10-Day Notice to Terminate a Tenancy Early

N7 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions 

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

 

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

My tenant or another occupant of the rental unit has:

  • committed an illegal act involving an illegal drug
  • committed an illegal act or carried on an illegal business that does not involve illegal drugs 

Notice form:
Form N6 – Notice to Terminate a Tenancy Early – Illegal Act or Misrepresentation of Income

N6 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions
 

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 9: Eviction for an Illegal Act or Business

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications 

One of the following people wants to move into the rental unit:

  • myself or my spouse,
  • my child or parent,
  • my spouse’s child or parent,
  • a person who provides or will provide care services for any of those people

I have entered into an agreement of purchase and sale for the rental unit and one of the following people wants to move into the rental unit:

  • the purchaser or their spouse,
  • the purchaser’s child or parent,
  • the purchaser’s spouse’s child or parent,
  • a person who provides or will provide care services for any of those people

Notice form:
Form N12 – Notice to Terminate the Tenancy at the End of the Term for Landlord’s or Purchaser’s Own Use

N12 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

  

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

Guideline 12: Eviction for Personal Use 

  

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

I intend to:

  • convert the rental unit to a non-residential use
  • demolish the unit
  • do extensive repairs or renovations that require a building permit and vacant possession of the unit

Notice form:
Form N13 – Notice to Terminate the Tenancy at the End of the Term for Conversion, Demolition or Repairs

N13 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications


FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

My tenant’s employment as the superintendent has ended and the tenant has not moved out 

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences


Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications 

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My tenant gave notice that they were moving out of the rental unit or agreed to move out, and I want to apply for an eviction order  

Application form:
Form L3 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy – Tenant Gave Notice or Agreed to Terminate the Tenancy
Filing fee: $170.00

L3 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening



Interpretation Guidelines
:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications 

My tenant has failed to meet the conditions of a mediated settlement or order of the Board  

Application form:
Form L4 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy – Tenant failed to Meet Conditions of a Settlement or Order
Filing fee: $0.00

L4 Instructions

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

Mediation by the Board

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

I want to evict an unauthorized occupant because my tenant transferred the tenancy without my consent

I want to evict an overholding subtenant because the subtenancy has ended

I believe that my reasons for refusing consent to the tenant’s request to assign their mobile home park site were reasonable

Application form:
Form A2 - Application About a Sublet or an Assignment
Filing fee:
$45.00 for a tenant
$170.00 for a landlord

A2 Instructions 

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

 

Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 4: Abandonment of Rental Unit

 

FAQ:
Abandoned Unit

I want to apply for a rent increase above the guideline 

Notice forms:
Form N1 - Notice of Rent Increase

N1 Instructions

Form N10 - Agreement to Increase the Rent Above the Guideline

N10 Instructions

 

Application form:
Form L5 – Application for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline order
Filing fee: $200.00 for the first ten units + 10.00 for each additional unit to a maximum of $1,000.00

L5 Instructions

Brochures:
Information About Applications for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

I want the Board to review a work order that was issued by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 

Application form:
Form L6 – Application for Review of a Provincial Work Order
Filing fee: $150.00

L6 Instructions

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

My tenant changed the locks without my consent  

Application form:
Form L8 – Application Because the Tenant Changed the Locks
Filing fee: $150.00

L8 Instructions

Brochure:
The Residential Tenancies Act Offences

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

I want to know if the Residential Tenancies Act covers my rental unit or complex 

Application form:
Form A1 - Application About Whether the Act Applies
Filing fee: $45.00

A1 Instructions


Rules of Practice
:
Rule 8: Application Screening
I have reasonable grounds not to assign a site in my mobile home park to a person who wants to buy a tenant's mobile home

Form A2 - Application About a Sublet or an Assignment
Filing fee:
$45.00 for a tenant
$170.00 for a landlord

A2 instructions

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

I want to vary the amount of a rent reduction because the Notice of Rent Reduction sent by the municipality was wrong 

Application form:
Form A4 - Application to Vary the Amount of a Rent Reduction
Filing fee: $45.00

A4 Instructions

Brochures:
Automatic Rent Reductions and Tax Decreases

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening

My tenant no longer qualifies to live in public or subsidized housing

The tenant was my employee and the employment has ended

The tenancy resulted from an agreement to purchase a proposed condominium and the agreement has been terminated

My tenant lives in a care home for the sole purpose of receiving rehabilitative or therapeutic care and the period of their tenancy agreed to has ended

Notice forms:
Form N8 - Notice to Terminate a Tenancy at the End of a Term

N8 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions  

Brochures:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy

Care Homes

 

Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening


Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

  

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

My tenant lives in a rent-geared-to-income unit and has misrepresented their income or the income of a family member who lives in the unit

 

Notice form:
Form N6 – Notice to Terminate a Tenancy Early – Illegal Act or Misrepresentation of Income

N6 Instructions

Application form:
Form L2 – Application to Terminate a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L2 Instructions

Brochure:
How a Landlord can End a Tenancy


Rules of Practice
:
Rule 8: Application Screening


Interpretation Guidelines
:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying an Eviction

Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications

 

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant

I want to transfer a tenant out of the care home because they need a different level of care than the care home provides  

Application form:
Form L7 – Application to Transfer a Care Home Tenant
Filing fee: $170.00

L7 Instructions
 

Brochures:
The Residential Tenancies Act Offences




Care Homes



Rules of Practice:
Rule 8: Application Screening



Interpretation Guidelines:
Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction: Refusing or Delaying An Eviction

  

FAQ:
How a Landlord Can Evict a Tenant