I’m a tenant

I’ve already received the eviction notice from the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).  My landlord is out to get me and there is nothing I can do that will change his/her mind. 

Reduce your anxiety. Doing nothing but waiting to “take your chances” at the LTB can mean several weeks of worrying about an uncertain result.

Reduce your chances of being evicted. LTB orders are blunt. Mediation gets into more detailed discussions than you would ever experience in a LTB hearing. You’ll have a much better chance of finding a compromise with your housing provider that will allow you to remain (both now and for the long term).

Despite being served with papers to appear before the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), and depending on the reason for eviction, by contacting our project, you may still have an opportunity to sit down with your landlord prior to the date of hearing to resolve the initial and/or ongoing issue that contributed to the conflict.  If a resolution is accomplished, then your landlord may be willing to discard the application.

Alternatively, your voluntary participation in the process may ultimately help to avoid your landlord’s intent to apply with the Board.  Since there is a significant financial cost and substantial uncertainty with the final outcome when applying with the Board, the willingness of both parties in participating indicates the binding commitment to resolving the conflict.

As the tenant who may have just received notice of the landlord’s intention to evict, the very fact that you are willing to participate with good faith will show your landlord your commitment in working towards a permanent, long term solution.

In the course of mediation, if it is discovered that the conflict occurred due to individual contributing factors such as, inability to control one’s anger in a conflict, our specifically trained volunteer mediators may be available to assist one or both parties through personalized free coaching sessions.

As a tenant, your willingness to improve upon the individual contributing factors to the conflict may then enable your relationship with your landlord, which was previously conflictual, to be repaired and good communications could be re-establish.