Can I withhold rent to get my landlord to do something?
Question & AnswerCan 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:
- 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