2. Give your opening statement

The (LTB) process is less formal than a court. This means some LTB members run hearings differently than other members. But there are some basic things that should happen at your hearing.

Because this is your , the will usually expect you to speak and present your case first. You can start with an “opening statement”.

In your opening statement, you tell the LTB member:

  • a summary of what your case is about,
  • what  you will be presenting, and
  • what orders you're asking the LTB to make.

You don't present your evidence in your opening statement. Instead, you tell the LTB member briefly what your evidence will be about.

Your landlord can then give their opening statement or they might decide to wait until after you have finished presenting all your witnesses and evidence.

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