Know your rights and responsibilities.



There are a number of reasons for which your landlord could evict you:

  • If you don’t pay your rent on time, your landlord may serve you with a notice of termination (eviction notice) one day after the rent is due. You have at least 20 days to move out. If the rent is paid within 10 days of the notice, the eviction becomes void.
  • If your landlord considers you a threat to the safety of others living in the building, or if you are interfering with the quiet enjoyment of other tenants, you may be evicted.
  • If you cause damage to the property, other than “normal wear and tear”, you may be evicted.
  • If the landlord finds there are more people living in the unit than considered appropriate by Public Health, you may be evicted.

If you are served with a notice asking you to move out for any of these reasons other than non-payment of rent, you have up to 30 days to move out.

Your landlord also has the right to evict you to perform substantial renovations on the apartment or to have a member of their own family move in. In this case, you have to be given at least 60 days notice to move out and be provided an affidavit (sworn statement) explaining the reason.

If you receive a notice of termination (eviction notice) for any reason and do not agree with it, you can make an application to the Director to have the notice set aside. This application must be submitted to the Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property within 10 days of receiving the eviction notice. A hearing by the Director will take place, followed by a written decision.

Any notice of eviction given to you must be on the appropriate forms from the Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property to be valid.