Ontario Ombudsman to Investigate Landlord and Tenant Board
As most paralegals and lawyers are aware, the delays at the Landlord and Tenant Board have become increasingly lengthy. In fact, the delays have become so long that Ontario's ombudsman will launch an investigation into these delays, with the hopes of speeding up the process. Of note, the Landlord and Tenant Board attempts to process rent arrears applications and schedule hearings within 25 business days. The LTB was only able to meet this standard in 35% of cases in 2018-19.