Sheriff can enforce Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) Eviction Orders again

June 9th, 2021 by Hunter Stone

In January of 2021 (what seems like a lifetime ago), the Ontario Government temporarily paused the enforcement of residential evictions for the second time in less than a year. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing noted that the pause on evictions was necessary to “[ensure] that all Ontarians are able to stay home, stay safe, and save lives” and that “our government will ensure that residential evictions continue to be paused for the remainder of the state of emergency, as long as it lasts”. (The Sheriff was allowed to evict for urgent situations such as illegal activity,)

Though non‑urgent evictions were not enforceable during this time, the LTB continued to process applications, hold hearings, and issue orders to be enforced after the stay‑at‑home order.

On June 2, 2021, the stay-at-home order was lifted, meaning the Court Enforcement Office can enforce LTB eviction orders everywhere in Ontario. We know that the ability to enforce LTB orders will provide some relief to our private landlord and non‑profit housing clients. We are pleased to assist our clients with navigating the LTB process. If you need help, please be in touch through our online portal here: Contact form | Iler Campbell LLP.

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