Can I withhold rent to get my landlord to do something?

4. Apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board

Important COVID-19 update about the Landlord and Tenant Board

Because of COVID-19, the Landlord and Tenant Board has changed some of its processes. You can learn more in the question: How is the LTB handling cases during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If your landlord does not correct the problem, you can apply to the . The Board is like a special court that settles disagreements between tenants and landlords.

When you apply, the Board will set a date for a hearing where you and the landlord can each explain the situation to a member of the Board.

It is your responsibility to convince the Board member about the problem. It is very important to bring evidence to your hearing, for example:

  • witnesses
  • photos, audio or video recordings
  • inspectors' reports and work orders
  • letters and notes
  • anything else that can help you prove your case to the Board member
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