Apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board
Question & AnswerDo I have to pay a deposit when I rent a new place?
To ask the (LTB) to make your landlord give back your money, you will need to file an .
For illegal deposits or rent, you will need to file a T1 – Tenant Application for a Rebate of Money the Landlord Owes.
Use CLEO's Guided Pathway to complete Form T1 – Tenant Application for a Rebate of Money the Landlord Owes. This is a free online interview that helps you complete the application to the LTB.
Housing Law Guided Pathways: Form T1
Fill out tenant application about money you want returned from the landlord
After you file the application, the LTB will set a date for a hearing. It is a good idea to get legal advice before your hearing.
If you have a low income, you can call your local community legal clinic and try to make an appointment to discuss your situation.
If you can't get help from a community legal clinic, you can contact the Law Society Referral Service for a free half hour consultation with a lawyer or licensed paralegal. Or you can contact JusticeNet, a non-profit organization that can connect you with a lawyer or licensed paralegal who has agreed to work for reduced fees.