4. Give your application to the LTB

When your form and request to shorten the time are completed, you have to them with the LTB.

There is a filing fee of $53. If you e-file, the fee is $48. But if you are on social assistance or have other low income, you can ask the LTB not to charge you the fee. To do this, you have to fill out a “Fee Waiver Request” form. You can ask the LTB to send you this form, or download it from the LTB's website.

There are different ways you can file your application:

In person: You can file in person at many ServiceOntario Centres. You can pay the filing fee by cash, credit card, debit card, certified cheque or money . Certified cheques and money orders must be made payable to the Minister of Finance. The LTB will not accept an ordinary uncertified cheque.

By mail: You can mail your application to your closest LTB office. You must complete and include a Credit Card Payment Form if you're paying by credit card.

Online: You can file your application online using the Tribunals Ontario Portal. by mail as well. To pay the fee, you will need to give the LTB your credit card or debit card information. Make sure you see confirmation on your screen that the LTB has received your application.

By fax: You can fax your application to 1-833-610-2242 or (416) 326-6455. You can only use fax if you have a fee waiver.

After the LTB processes your application, they will send a Notice of Hearing and a copy of your application to your landlord.

You should start preparing for the hearing as soon as possible. It is important to be fully prepared for your hearing. You only get one chance. If you are not prepared or are missing important , the LTB probably won't let you come back another day.

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