4. Make a plan for your hearing

Before your hearing, make notes about what you want to tell the (LTB). If possible, practise what you are going to say.

Think about how your documents will help prove your story. And think about what questions you can ask the witnesses to prove your version of the facts.

Plan how you can use your to show that:

  • the LTB should not believe your landlord's evidence, or
  • your landlord's evidence doesn't prove that there is a legal reason to  you.

Most LTB hearings are open to the public. You can watch some hearings before your own hearing day. This can give you an idea of what to expect at your hearing and how people present their cases to the LTB. To ask about watching a hearing, email the LTB at ltb@ontario.ca.

Eviction hearings about rent

If your eviction hearing is because you owe rent, think about the payments you can afford to make to pay the amount you owe. The LTB will expect you to pay your  rent on time as well as payments toward the rent you owe.

At the hearing, tell the LTB your plan to pay the rent you owe. If your hearing has not happened yet, it's a good idea to talk about your plan with your landlord. You might be able to make a payment agreement.

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