Can my landlord make me move out for repairs or renovations?

Get paid compensation for having to move out

In most cases, your landlord must pay you money for making you move out during repairs or renovations. They must give you the money no later than the  on the Form N13.

If your landlord doesn’t pay you by then, you can apply to the Board using Form T1 – Tenant application for a rebate.

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 to the .

The amount of money depends on the size of the building.

Building has 5 or more residential units

  • If you told your landlord in writing that you want to move back in when the work is finished, then they must pay you an amount equal to the rent for the time it takes to do the work, up to a maximum of 3 months’ rent.
  • If you did not tell your landlord you want to move back in, they must pay you 3 months’ rent or offer you another unit that you accept.

“Residential units” includes units that aren’t rented, for example, a unit the landlord lives in.

Building has 1 to 4 residential units

  • If you told your landlord in writing that you want to move back in when the work is finished, then they must pay you an amount equal to the rent for the time it takes to do the work, up to a maximum of 1 month’s rent.
  • If you did not tell your landlord you want to move back in, they must pay you 1 month’s rent or offer you another unit that you accept.

Exception:

If your landlord was legally ordered to do the work, for example by the city or by the Landlord and Tenant Board, then they don’t have to pay you or offer you another unit.

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