4. Take legal steps

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Housing Law - Eviction process at the Landlord and Tenant Board
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4. Take legal steps

If your landlord still doesn't give you your belongings, you might have to take legal steps.

If you were evicted by the Sheriff and your landlord did not follow the 72 hour rules, the fastest and easiest way to do this is to apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board to make your landlord return your things or pay you for taking them.

You can't apply to the Board if:

  • more than a year has passed,
  • you want to claim more than $25,000, or
  • you were not evicted by the Sheriff.

In those situations, you might have to sue your landlord in court instead.

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Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Ministry of the Attorney General
Reviewed: December 31, 2015

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