If my landlord gives me an eviction notice, do I have to move?

If your landlord wants to you, usually they must first give you a written .

The notice should have a name that starts with Notice to End Your Tenancy. It might have one of these numbers at the top: N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N12, or N13.

Some notices tell you how to cancel the notice so you won't have to move out. For example, you can pay rent that the notice says you owe or stop doing something that the notice says you have done.

If you can't cancel the notice, that does not mean you have to move out. But it does mean your landlord might take the next step and apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB).

What the notice should say

The notice must tell you:

  • the date your landlord wants you to move
  • the reason your landlord wants you to leave
  • details about the reason

The date that your landlord wants you to move is sometimes called the .

Delivery of the notice

There are several ways that your landlord can give you the notice. For example, they can mail it, put it in your mailbox, or hand it to you.

Your landlord can only give a notice to you by email if you have agreed to this in writing. For example, your rental agreement might say your landlord can send notices by email. Or you might have signed the LTB form Consent to Service by Email.

If you don't want your landlord to send you documents like notices by email anymore, you can write to them and say you no longer want them to do this.

The law says your landlord can't attach the notice to your door.

But it does not matter how the landlord gave the notice to you if they can prove to the LTB that you received it in enough time.

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