Instructions: Form L8
Application Because the Tenant Changed the Locks

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Table of Contents

Section A: When to use this application

You can use this application to apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) if the tenant changed the locks to the rental unit or to the residential complex without your consent and you want the tenant to:

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Section B: How to complete this application

Read these instructions before completing the application form. You are responsible for ensuring that your application is correct and complete. Follow the instructions carefully when you complete the application form.

The information you fill in on the form will be read electronically; therefore, it is important to follow the instructions below:

Part 1: Address of the rental unit covered by this application

Fill in the complete address of the rental unit, including the unit number (or apartment or suite number) and the postal code.

If the street name includes a direction that will not fit in the five spaces provided (such as Northeast) use the following abbreviations: NE for Northeast, NW for Northwest, SE for Southeast, SW for Southwest.


If the address is: #208 at 1120 Mayfield Road North, London, this is how you should complete Part 1 of the application:

Part 1 visual example showing fields on the form being completed as described in this example.

Landlord's Name and Address

In the Landlord's Name and Address section, fill in the landlord's name and address. If the landlord is a company, fill in the name of the company under "First Name". Include both daytime and evening telephone numbers and a fax number and e-mail address, if you have them.

If there is more than one landlord, fill in information about one of the landlords in this section of Part 3. Provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the additional landlords on the Schedule of Parties Form which is available from the LTB website at

Tenant Names and Address

In the Tenant Names and Address section, fill in the tenant's name. If two tenants live in the rental unit, fill in both their names. If more than two tenants live in the rental unit, fill in information about two tenants in this section of Part 3. Provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any additional tenants on the Schedule of Parties Form which is available from the LTB website at

Mailing Address

Fill in the tenant's mailing address only if it is different from the address of the rental unit. Provide the tenant's daytime and evening telephone numbers. Also provide the tenant's fax number and e-mail address if you know them.

Related Applications

If you or your tenant have filed other applications that relate to this rental unit, and those applications have not been resolved, fill in the file numbers in the space provided.

Part 2: Reasons for your application

Shade the appropriate box or boxes to indicate what you are applying for.

There are two different orders the LTB can make:

In the space provided, you should describe in detail the events that led you to apply to the LTB. Include the date the tenant changed the locks if you know it and which locks were changed.

Part 3: Signature

If you are the landlord, shade the circle marked "Landlord". Then, sign the application form and fill in the date.

If you are the landlord's representative, shade the circle marked "Representative".

Then, sign the application form and fill in the date.

Request for Accommodation or French-Language Services

The LTB wants to ensure that everyone who uses its services can ask for and receive accommodation and/or French Language services in order to be able to participate in its proceedings on an equal basis.

Shade the appropriate box or boxes on the form to indicate whether you need accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, French-language services or both. The LTB will not include a copy of this form when we give the other parties a copy of the application form. However, the information will be included in your application file. The file may be viewed by other parties to the application.

If you require accommodation under the Human Rights Code, explain what services you need in the space provided.

Payment Information Form

Complete this form to provide the LTB with the information required to process your application. Your application will not be accepted if you do not pay the application fee at the time you file the application. If you owe money to the LTB as a result of failing to pay a fee or any fine or costs set out in an order, your application may be refused or discontinued.

You may request a fee waiver if you meet the financial eligibility requirements set out by the LTB. You will need to complete the Fee Waiver Form which is available from the LTB website at For more information about fee waivers and the eligibility criteria, go to the fee waiver rules and practice direction on the Rules of Practice page of the LTB website.

Payment Method

Shade the appropriate box to show whether you are paying by money order, certified cheque, Visa or MasterCard. If you file using the Tribunals Ontario Portal, you can file and pay directly on the system using a debit or credit card. Do not upload credit card information on documents if you are using the Tribunals Ontario Portal.

If you are filing my mail or courier, you can pay by credit card by completing the Credit Card Payment Form and submitting it with your application. You cannot pay by cash or debit card if you are filing your application by mail or courier.

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Section C: What to include when you file your application

To file this application, you must include the following:

Your application will be refused if any of the items listed above are missing.

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Section D: How to file your application

You can file your application in one of the following ways:

  1. File by Email, Pay Online

    You can pay online using a debit or credit card. If you pay online, email your receipt and application to

  2. By Mail or Courier

    Mail or courier your application to the nearest LTB office.

    To find a list of LTB office locations visit the LTB website at You can also call the LTB at 416-645-8080 or 1-888-332-3234 (toll-free).

    If you mail or courier your application, you can pay the application fee by certified cheque, money order, Visa or MasterCard. Certified cheques and money orders must be made payable to the Minister of Finance.

    If you are filing by mail or courier and paying by Visa or Mastercard, you must complete the Credit Card Payment Form and submit it with your application.

    Do not include credit card information on the form if you are using the Tribunals Ontario Portal.

  3. By Fax

    Effective December 31, 2021, the LTB has decommissioned its fax machines assigned to regional offices. This means that except for a limited number of circumstances, the LTB no longer accepts documents, including applications, by fax.

    If you must use fax to file applications or submit documents urgently because you don't have access to a computer and/or internet or can't visit a local ServiceOntario office, applicants can fax applications and documents that don't have a fee associated, or where they are eligible for a fee waiver, to 1-833-610-2242 or (416) 326-6455.

    Due to Payment Card Industry security compliance requirements, the LTB cannot accept credit card payment via fax. Applications with credit card information will be automatically deleted and not processed. Please contact the LTB at 1-888-332-3234 for information on how to submit payment information.

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Section E: What to do if you have questions

You can visit the LTB website at:

You can call the LTB at 416-645-8080 from within the Toronto calling area, or toll- free at 1-888-332-3234 from outside Toronto, and speak to one of our Customer Service Officers.

Customer Service Officers are available Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They can provide you with information about the Residential Tenancies Act and the LTB's processes; they cannot provide you with legal advice. You can also access our automated information menu at the same numbers listed above 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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