Rules, Practice Directions and Guidelines
There are two parts to the rules that govern the procedures of the LTB. Part I is the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) Common Rules and Part II is the LTB-specific Rules. Both parts should be read together.
The LTB-specific rules were revised on December 1, 2020.
Practice directions support the rules and provide guidance about what the tribunal expects of the parties and what the parties can expect of the tribunal. They help parties to understand the rules.
- Practice Direction on Representation before Social Justice Tribunals Ontario
- Practice Direction on Litigation Guardians before Social Justice Tribunals Ontario
- Practice Direction on Hearing Formats
- Practice Direction on Fee Waiver
- Practice Direction on Case Management Hearings
- Practice Direction on Evidence
- Practice Direction on Applications Involving Non-Profit Housing Cooperatives
Interpretation guidelines explain how the LTB might deal with an issue in an application.
- Guideline 1: Adjourning and Rescheduling Hearings
- Guideline 2: Payment into the Board
- Guideline 3: Costs
- Guideline 4: Abandonment of a Rental Unit
- Guideline 5: Breach of Maintenance Obligations
- Guideline 6: Tenants Rights
- Guideline 7: Relief from Eviction - Refusing or Delaying an Eviction
- Guideline 8: Review of an Order
- Guideline 9: Eviction for an Illegal Act or Business
- Guideline 10: Procedural Issues Regarding Eviction Applications
- Guideline 11: Eviction for Failure to Pay Rent
- Guideline 12: Eviction for Personal Use, Demolition, Repairs and Conversion
- Guideline 13: Other Powers of the Board
- Guideline 14: Applications for Rent Increases Above the Guideline
- Guideline 15: Amending an Order
- Guideline 16: Administrative Fines
- Guideline 17: Human Rights
- Guideline 18: Restricting Public Access to In-Person and Electronic Hearings
- Guideline 19: The Landlord's Right of Entry into a Rental Unit
- Guideline 20: Parties, Agents and Representatives
- Guideline 21: Landlords, Tenants, Occupants and Residential Tenancies