What if I don’t go to my eviction hearing?

If you don't go to your eviction hearing, you won't have the chance to tell your side of the story. Even if the (LTB) only hears from your landlord, they can still make a decision about your case. The LTB will then send copies of their decision to you and your landlord. The LTB's decision is called an .

If you don't go to the hearing, the LTB will probably make an order to you.

An eviction order usually has wording like “The between the Landlord and the Tenants is terminated, as of [date]. The Tenants must move out of the rental unit on or before [date].”

If you've decided to move, try to leave before the day that the LTB has ordered you to move out. This is sometimes called the and is usually on the last page of the order. After the termination date, your landlord can get a court official called the Sheriff to physically evict you.

If you don't want to move, you must do something about the eviction order right away.

You might be able to:

  • pay the money you owe, if the eviction is because you owe rent
  • ask the LTB to review or reconsider the decision
  • ask a court to change the decision
  • ask your landlord to agree to let you stay
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