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The Statutory Powers Procedure Act provides a general framework for the conduct of hearings before Ontario’s administrative tribunals including the LTB.

Regulation 517/06 describes the maintenance standards for a rental unit that are referenced in section 224 of the RTA.

Regulation 9/18 describes the types of tenancies that must use the standard lease form and contains rules for additional terms in the standard lease.

About the LTB

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) resolves:

disputes between residential landlords and tenants
eviction applications filed by non-profit housing co-operatives

The LTB also provides information about its practices and procedures and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act.

The LTB is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

The LTB is established under the Residential Tenancies Act to:

resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, and eviction applications from non-profit housing co-operatives, through mediation or adjudication
provide information to landlords, tenants about their rights and responsibilities under the RTA
provide information about LTB’s practices and procedures

Regulation 394/10 sets out rules that apply when a suite meter is installed in a rental unit, including rules about rent reduction and what part of the utility costs the landlord pays and what part the tenant pays.

Regulation 516/06 contains rules about the application of the RTA including applications for above guideline rent increases, calculation and payment of rent, and rent reductions.