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Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 Amendments Take Effect September 1, 2021 – New and Updated Landlord and Tenant Board Rules, Guidelines and Forms Now Available Online

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) resulting from Bill 184, the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020, take effect September 1, 2021.

As a result of the amendments:

These and other changes made by Bill 184 to the RTA that take effect on September 1, 2021 are described in the backgrounder: Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act – September 2021.

The LTB has updated its Rules, guidelines, forms and brochures, and the following new and revised materials have been posted to its website at The new forms will be included in the Tribunals Ontario Portal when it launches later this fall.

New materials:

Revised materials:

The LTB consulted on changes and additions to its forms and form instructions, interpretation guidelines and Rules of Procedure stemming from these amendments, in January of this year.

The feedback helped the LTB make changes that better meet the needs of tenants, landlords and their representatives. The changes are captured in the document “What We Heard”.

Navigate Tribunals Ontario, an online information tool which helps tenants and landlords determine what steps they can take to manage their dispute, has been updated to include information and scenarios related to the RTA amendments. New pathways for care home and mobile home tenancies and non-profit co-op evictions have also been added, empowering more people to work towards resolving their dispute.

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