Eviction Help: The Tenant-Lawyer Connection Portal
Members across Ontario have told us they want to help respond to challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on residential tenants who are facing eviction for non-payment of rent.
To help facilitate that, the OBA has created a pop-up initiative, delivered under the auspices of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), called Eviction Help: The Tenant-Lawyer Connection Portal (TLCP). The TLCP opens a virtual space where volunteer lawyers can offer their services free of charge to residential tenants, who are:
- facing eviction for non-payment of rent, and
who have a hearing scheduled before the Landlord Tenant Board within the next ten days,
Participating lawyers offer to provide 30-minutes of free legal summary advice. The advice will involve a discussion about the tenant’s situation and legal options.