What Are the Actual Legal Terms of the Eviction Ban?

Effective April 8 2021, Enforcement of Residential Eviction Is Suspended. However, If An Order Issued By the Landlord Tenant Board or a Superior Court Judge Requires Expedited Eviction, Enforcement May Still Proceed.

Understanding the 2021 Restrictions and Exceptions Regarding Eviction Enforcement Due to Covid19

Residential Eviction Notice Document On April 8 2021, the government issued an Order to suspend enforcement of residential evictions in response to the continuing Covid19 crisis.  The Order comes with a few exceptions to allow an eviction when ordered expedited by either the Landlord Tenant Board or a Superior Court judge.

The Law

As per O. Reg. 266/21 as a government Order by regulation issued per powers provided by the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9, enforcement of residential evictions is suspended with exception only for those evictions that are ordered for expedited eviction by either the Landlord Tenant Board or by a judge sitting in the Superior Court of Justice.  The Order specifically mandates:

Terms of Order

1. The terms of this Order are set out in Schedule 1.

Application

2. This Order applies as of 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2021.

SCHEDULE 1

EVICTIONS

No enforcement of evictions or writs of possession

1. (1) No person shall attend at a residential premises for the purpose of enforcing any of the following:

1. An order evicting a tenant under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.

2. A writ of possession issued by the Superior Court of Justice removing a person from their place of residence.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if,

(a) in respect of an order described in paragraph 1 of subsection (1), the Landlord and Tenant Board requests that the sheriff expedite the enforcement of the order; or

(b) in respect of a writ of possession described in paragraph 2 of subsection (1), a judge of the Superior Court of Justice orders that the sheriff expedite the enforcement of the writ.

Summary Comment

As shown within the Order, there are exceptions that will still allow for the enforcement of some residential evictions.  Interestingly, this Order, unlike the previous eviction suspension Order, provides authority for the Landlord Tenant Board to issue an expedited Order which may be enforced.

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