What if my landlord harasses me or invades my privacy?
Question & AnswerWhat if my landlord harasses me or invades my privacy?
Important COVID-19 update about the Landlord and Tenant Board
Because of COVID-19, the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has changed some of its processes. You can learn more in the question: How is the LTB handling cases during the COVID-19 pandemic?
You have the right to use and enjoy your home. Your landlord is not allowed to harass you, threaten you, or invade your privacy. For example, your landlord should not threaten to you without a good reason, call you racist names, sexually harass you, threaten to cut off a vital service such as electricity or water, or come into your place except when the law allows them to.
If your landlord won't stop their behaviour, you can apply to the (LTB).
If the LTB finds that your landlord has not been following the law, the LTB can your landlord to stop the behaviour.
The LTB can also order your landlord to compensate you by paying you money or reducing your rent.
You must follow the right steps to get the LTB to hear your case. And you will have to show to the LTB to prove that there is a problem.
It is best to apply to the LTB within one year after the problem started. The LTB can only give you money for problems going back one year before you applied. For example, if the stopped after 6 months and you apply to the LTB 10 months after that, you can only get compensation for two months.
The LTB will look separately at each problem to figure out whether you have applied in time.