1. Check for problems with the notice

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Can I be evicted because my place is being sold?
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1. Check for problems with the notice

The Board can dismiss your landlord's case if there are problems with the Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit – Form N12 that your landlord gave you. At the hearing, you should tell the Board if any of the following things are true:

  • You did not receive the N12 at least 60 days before the termination date on the notice (the date your landlord wants you to move out).
  • The termination date is not the last day of your rental period – usually the day before your rent is due.
  • Your tenancy is for a fixed term (for example, a one-year lease) and the termination date is earlier than the last day of the fixed term
  • The N12 does not tell you who wants to move into the rental unit.
  • The person who wants to move into the unit is not:
    • a new purchaser,
    • the purchaser's spouse, child, or parent, or the spouse's child or parent, or
    • a caregiver for the purchaser or for one of the above family members.
  • The notice is for a caregiver to move in but the person they will be taking care of does not live in the same building or group of buildings.
  • The building you live in is owned by a co-operative or group of owners.
  • The building has more than 3 residential units and it is not a condominium.
  • Your landlord hasn’t paid you at least 1 month’s rent or offered you another unit that is acceptable to you.
Checklist: N12 notice for purchaser’s use
Checklist: N12 notice for purchaser’s use
Check for problems with the eviction notice

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Reviewed: August 12, 2020

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