2. Give your opening statement

The Board process is less formal than a court, so some Board members run hearings differently than other members. But there are some basic things that you should expect to happen at your hearing.

Because this is your , the Board will usually expect you to speak and present your case first. You can start with an “opening statement”. 

In your opening statement you tell the Board member:

  • a summary of what your case is about,
  • what orders you’re asking the Board to make, and
  • what evidence you will be presenting.

You do not present your evidence in your opening statement but you can tell the Board member briefly what your evidence will be about.

Your landlord can then give their opening statement or they might decide to wait until after you have finished presenting all your witnesses and evidence.

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