5. Show other reasons the Board should not evict you

The Board does not have to you, even if they agree you have disturbed other tenants or the landlord.

In some cases, the Board must let you stay. This applies if the Board member agrees that your landlord:

  • has seriously failed to follow the law or the agreement, or
  • is trying to evict you because you did something to protect your legal rights or because you have children.

The Board can also give you more time to move out, or refuse to evict you at all, because of your personal situation. Some reasons to delay or refuse your eviction are:

  • you have a mental or physical
  • you are a single parent
  • you have cultural connections to your neighbourhood
  • you will have a hard time finding an affordable place to live

At your hearing, make sure to tell the Board member everything that you want them to think about when deciding whether to evict you. And where possible, bring evidence that supports what you are saying. It is helpful to make notes to take to the hearing so you can remember everything you want to say. 

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