1. Get legal help

It's important to get legal help as soon as possible. The (LTB) usually won't change the hearing date to give you more time to look for help.

If you have a low income, you can call your local community legal clinic to make an appointment to discuss your situation. Be sure to tell the clinic that you have an eviction  against you. Bring any documents about your eviction with you to your appointment.

If you can't get help from a community legal clinic, you can call Pro Bono Ontario's Free Legal Advice Hotline. Or you can contact the Law Society Referral Service for a free 30-minute consultation with a lawyer or paralegal. You can also contact JusticeNet, a non-profit organization that can connect you with a lawyer or paralegal who has agreed to work for reduced fees.

If you don't have a legal representative, you can sign up to speak with Tenant Duty Counsel (TDC). TDC can give you free legal advice on the day of your hearing. Sometimes TDC can call you before your hearing date to give short advice.

The LTB website has some information that can help you prepare for the hearing.

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