I’m a landlord

I’m a landlord.  The tenant is giving me problems, I’ll go to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) and ask for an eviction order.  I don’t want to waste my time with mediation.


Save money. Going to the LTB costs at least $175 just to file your application. If you want to be represented, it’ll cost you many times that amount in legal fees. Also, turnover costs you money. Your unit may sit vacant while you locate a replacement occupant. You may incur other costs such as making your rental unit attractive, advertising, doing credit checks or employing the services of a real estate agent.

Save time. The LTB process can be slow, involving a lot of waiting and other non-productive expenditures of your time.

As a landlord, by participating in mediation before applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), you are more likely to resolve the conflict with your tenant.  With the guidance of our mediators, you will discover the underlying reasons for the conflict, how it can be resolved and how it can be prevented in the future.    

Both parties will participate in a facilitated conversation that is respectful, safe, inclusive and productive.  Through our process, proposed solutions are more likely to be successful, permanent and less likely to encounter resistance.        

Even if an agreement is NOT reached, both parties would still benefit from our process.  Our team of highly trained, volunteer mediators are skilled to reality check with each party on the strengths and weaknesses of their respective case.  Often times, both parties leave the process with a better understanding of how they contributed to the conflict as well as a more empathetic view for the other party.   

While mediation is offered at the LTB on the date of the hearing, to access it you have to pay the application fee and wait for your hearing date.  On the hearing date, the LTB mediator(s) will hear your case along with many other cases that sign up.  By contrast, York Region Housing Mediation Services® can be accessed sooner and allow both parties more time and options to completely discuss their conflict, their underlying concerns and their respective interests.