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The Landlord and Tenant Board now handles Cooperative Housing Evictions.
|Posted on 25 June, 2014 at 19:50|
With the passage of the Bill 14, the Non-profit Housing Co-operatives Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013, the process for eviction from Housing Co-ops has been partially placed under the jurisdiction of the Landlord and Tenant Board. This change will simplify the process, and reduce the cost for Housing Co-ops. It will also promote greater consistency in Ontario's housing legislation.
Housing Co-ops can evict thier tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board only after they have also completed the process of removing the tenant's membership rights. This involves a hearing before the Co-operative's Board of Directors, and a possible appeal to the Co-operative's membership. Once this process and the appeal is completed, the Co-op can apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board according to a similar process to that followed by residential tenancies.
This change removes the process of eviction from the Superior Court, and the more formal process that was previously required. It should make eviction for Housing Co-op's easier, and it will alow Licenced Paralegals to help with these issues. The change is a mixed blessing, there are undoubtedly some cases that would beneift from the formality and consistency of the judicial process.
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