If the tenants do not pay rent or move out by the date on your Termination Notice have a paralegal file an application for eviction with the Landlord and Tenant Board. You can do that yourself if you prefer.
Filing your Termination application can take a couple weeks. An eviction hearing will be scheduled. The hearing will usually be in about three weeks after your Termination application has been filed.
If you are successful and obtain an eviction order, the tenant will have ten days to comply with the order.
If they do not move out, you must file the eviction order with the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff will forcibly evict the tenant. This eviction takes another two weeks or so.
In total, from the time you issue the Notice of Termination, the eviction process can take between 5 and 8 weeks.
CAN I RECOVER MY BACK RENT AND COSTS FROM AN EVICTED TENANT?
Yes, you can easily obtain a judgment in Small Claims Court for the rent owing and related costs.
THE PROBLEM WILL BE COLLECTING FROM THE DEADBEAT TENANTS.
If you could not collect your rent, they will probably never pay the judgment. Finding them, then finding their assets will probably take more time than it is worth. You have been had. It is that simple.
No court will not collect your judgment for you.
CUT YOUR LOSSES AND BE MORE CAREFUL SELECTING TENANTS IN THE FUTURE.
Why Go To a Landlord Tenant
Court or Tribunal?
LANDLORDS: The common reason is simple: the tenant isn’t paying her rent.
Is s/he disturbing others or is she damaging your property or an ongoing problem?
You need to get rid of the problem and cut your losses as quickly as possible