3. Ask for a quicker hearing
Question & AnswerWhat can I do if my landlord locks me out illegally?
It can take weeks or months to get a hearing date at the (LTB). If you want to get back into your place, you should ask the LTB to schedule the hearing as soon as possible. Once a new tenant moves into your place, the LTB probably will not your landlord to let you move back in, even if the eviction was illegal.
If you ask for a quicker hearing, you might get a hearing within a week of applying.
To ask for a quicker hearing, you must fill in a Request to Extend or Shorten Time form and give it to the LTB along with your Form T2 .
You can use this form to give the LTB information about your situation and why you need them to hear this case quickly.
Make sure to check off the option on page 1 of the form that says: “I am requesting that the LTB shorten: the time for serving a Notice of Hearing and schedule an early hearing for my application”.
On the form, when you explain why you believe your request should be granted, make it clear that your landlord has evicted you or locked you out illegally. In this section, you can also say again that you want the LTB to make an “” before the hearing, that the landlord must let you back in right away and must not rent the place to anyone else.
An will look at this form and decide whether to schedule the hearing quickly. They might also decide to make the interim order you have asked for before the hearing.
There are usually two parts to a lockout hearing at the LTB. On the first day, the LTB will want to hear about how you got locked out. If they find that this was done illegally, they will order your landlord to give you a key and let you back in, if they did not already make an interim order like that before the hearing.
They will then schedule another day for you to come back to the LTB once you're back in your place, to talk about other .