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 updates
Time limits: When figuring out the deadline to take a legal step, the time between March 16 and September 14, 2020 does not count. This is because of an emergency that stopped all time limits to start a case during that time. Find out how this could affect you.
Landlord and Tenant Board: The LTB is holding most hearings remotely, by phone, video, or in writing. Some people have had trouble connecting to remote hearings. If you have a video hearing scheduled, download Microsoft Teams and Zoom ahead of time and make sure your setup is working.
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