What can I do if a landlord discriminates against me?
Question & AnswerWhat can I do if a landlord discriminates against me?
5. Take legal action
Some cases of discrimination can be decided by the . In other situations, you may have to take your case to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Landlord and Tenant Board
If the solution you want is something that the Landlord and Tenant Board can order, you can file an to the Board.
Or the might be related to a case your landlord is bringing to the Board. For example, your landlord might be trying to you for a reason related to your disability. You might want to talk about the discrimination at the hearing of the landlord’s case.
The Board has to consider the Human Rights Code when making decisions about eviction or anything else.
Human Rights Tribunal
Some cases of discrimination can only be taken to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. For example, the Landlord and Tenant Board can’t do anything about a landlord who won’t rent to you for a discriminatory reason, but the can.
In other cases, you can choose between the Human Rights Tribunal or the Landlord and Tenant Board. The Human Rights Legal Support Centre can help you choose the best option and help you apply to the if that is what you decide to do.