How do I submit an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board?
There are a few ways to submit an application to the Landlord and Tenant Board. There are also certain steps you must follow after you submit the application.
If you believe that your rights as a tenant or a landlord were violated, you can file an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). This body can resolve problems between most residential landlords and tenants.
Submit an Application
First you must decide which application is best for your specific problem. See:
If you need help filling out the application, contact a legal clinic or housing help centre for more information. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.
If there is an application fee, you must pay it when you submit the application.
Submit your application:
- In person to any Landlord and Tenant Board office, or to any Service Ontario Centre.
- By mail, courier or fax to the Landlord and Tenant Board office which deals with your area. Do not mail, courier or fax your application to a Service Ontario Centre.
Serve the Documents
The LTB will send you a package that includes copies of your application and a Notice of Hearing.
You must serve (officially give) a copy of the application and a copy of the Notice of Hearing to your landlord (or tenant), and any other parties who you have included in your application. Keep copies for yourself.
It is very important that you serve these documents by the deadline and in the proper way:
You must submit a Certificate of Service to the LTB within 5 days of serving the documents to confirm that you did this. This form is in your package.
At the hearing, a member of the LTB will consider your case and make a decision about what, if any, action should be taken.
Read more information about LTB hearings and how to prepare for them.
For More Information
- Landlord and Tenant Board - Provides information about the RTA and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.
- A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act - Explains the most important sections of the RTA. Available in more than 10 languages.
- What Tenants Need to Know About the Law - Topics covered include rent increases, deposits and other charges, repairs and maintenance, privacy, moving out, and eviction.
- Human Rights for Tenants - Information for tenants about their human rights in relation to housing. Explains how to file a human rights complaint.
- CLEO - Landlord & Tenant Law - Find clear language publications on the rights of tenants in rental housing.
- What are my rights as a landlord?
- What are my responsibilities as a landlord?
- How often can a landlord increase the rent?
- What You Need to Know About Home Renovations
- Who does the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) apply to?
- A Guide to the Residential Tenancies Act
- Maintenance and Repairs - A Guide for Tenants