What can I do if my landlord locks me out illegally?

3. Give scheduling information for the hearing

The last page of the is a Scheduling Information Form. You must list any dates when you are not available.  The Board will schedule the hearing on any date that you did not list. They will not check with you first.

When the T2 form is complete, be sure to sign it.

Ask for a quicker hearing

It can take weeks to get a hearing date at the Board. If you want to get back into your place, you should ask the Board to schedule the hearing as soon as possible. Once a new tenant moves into your place the Board will probably not your landlord to let you move back in, even if the eviction was illegal.

Depending on where you live, if you ask for a quicker hearing, you might get a hearing within a week of applying. In large cities like Toronto or Ottawa, you could get a hearing in 2 or 3 days.

To ask for a quicker hearing, you must fill in a Request to Extend or Shorten Time form and give it to the Board along with your Form T2 application.

You can use this form to give the Board 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 Board 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 Board to make an “interim” order before the hearing, that the landlord must let you back in right away and must not rent the place to anyone else.

A Board member will look at this form and decide whether or not to schedule the hearing quickly. They may also decide to make the you have asked for before the hearing.

There are usually two parts to a lockout hearing at the Board. On the first day, the Board 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 Board once you’re back in your place, to talk about other .

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