Form N12 "Notice to End Your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit" - Ontario, Canada

What Is N12 Form?

Form N12, Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser, or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit, is a document that can be used by landlords when they want to end a tenancy due to certain reasons. The purpose of the document is to inform tenants that their landlords (or property managers that represent them) want to terminate their lease because:

  1. The unit was bought from the landlord and its new owner wants to move into the unit. It can be also applied if it is not the owner but the owner's family member, or an individual who offers professional assistance to the owner's family member.
  2. The landlord's family member (or an individual who offers professional assistance to the family member) wants to move into the unit.

The form was issued by the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario and was last revised on July 28, 2020. A fillable N12 Form is available for download below.

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Form N12 Instructions

  1. Introduction. In the first part of the notice, the landlord should designate their full name, their tenant's name, and the full address of the rental property.
  2. Termination Date. Here landlords are supposed to indicate the last day of the lease. By (or on) this day the tenant is supposed to move out of the property. Otherwise, the landlord has a right to address the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). They will schedule a hearing during which each party can express their point of view, and the LTB will make a decision on whether the tenant will be evicted or not.
  3. Reasons for Ending Tenancy. This section of the form consists of several options from which the landlord is supposed to choose the most suitable one. It will determine the reason for ending the lease for the tenant.
  4. Information for the Tenant. This part contains N12 Form instructions developed by the LTB. They can be valuable for the tenant, especially if they do not know what their next step should be. It includes information about their rights, what should be done if they can leave the property earlier, and other matters connected with it.
  5. Signature. At the end of the document, landlords should put their signature, full name, telephone number, and the date when they have signed it.
  6. Representative Information. If the form is signed by the landlord's representative, they should designate their identifying information in the last part of the notice.

The notice can be completed and furnished only if the landlord follows particular requirements. N12 Form rules include the following:

  • The end date of the lease must be set 60 days after the tenant has received the document (it also must be set on the last day of the rental period);
  • Tenants are entitled to receive compensation or another unit that they consider acceptable from their landlord;
  • Landlords can only use this document to require the rental unit for their close family members (not extended family).

In addition to this, the notice must be completed fully without any errors, otherwise, it might be considered invalid.

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Notice to End your Tenancy
Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit
N12
(Disponible en français)
To: (Tenant's name) include all tenant names
From: (Landlord's name)
Address of the Rental Unit:
This is a legal notice that could lead to you being evicted from your home.
The following information is from your landlord
I am giving you this notice because I want to end your tenancy. I want you to move out of your
/
/
rental unit by the following termination date:
.
dd/mm/yyyy
My Reason for Ending your Tenancy
I have shaded the circle next to my reason for ending your tenancy.
Reason 1: The following person intends to move into the rental unit and occupy it for at least one
year:
Me
My spouse
My child
My parent
My spouse's child
My spouse's parent
Or
A person who provides or will provide care services to:
Me
My spouse
My child
My parent
My spouse's child
My spouse's parent
Reason 2: I have signed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale of the rental unit and the following
person intends to move into the rental unit:
The purchaser
The purchaser's spouse
The purchaser's child
The purchaser's
The purchaser's spouse's
The purchaser's spouse's
parent
child
parent
Or
A person who provides or will provide care services to:
The purchaser
The purchaser's spouse
The purchaser's child
The purchaser's
The purchaser's spouse's
The purchaser's spouse's
parent
child
parent
OFFICE USE ONLY:
File Number
Delivery Method:
In Person
Mail
Courier
Email
Efile
Fax
FL
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v. 28/07/2020
Notice to End your Tenancy
Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit
N12
(Disponible en français)
To: (Tenant's name) include all tenant names
From: (Landlord's name)
Address of the Rental Unit:
This is a legal notice that could lead to you being evicted from your home.
The following information is from your landlord
I am giving you this notice because I want to end your tenancy. I want you to move out of your
/
/
rental unit by the following termination date:
.
dd/mm/yyyy
My Reason for Ending your Tenancy
I have shaded the circle next to my reason for ending your tenancy.
Reason 1: The following person intends to move into the rental unit and occupy it for at least one
year:
Me
My spouse
My child
My parent
My spouse's child
My spouse's parent
Or
A person who provides or will provide care services to:
Me
My spouse
My child
My parent
My spouse's child
My spouse's parent
Reason 2: I have signed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale of the rental unit and the following
person intends to move into the rental unit:
The purchaser
The purchaser's spouse
The purchaser's child
The purchaser's
The purchaser's spouse's
The purchaser's spouse's
parent
child
parent
Or
A person who provides or will provide care services to:
The purchaser
The purchaser's spouse
The purchaser's child
The purchaser's
The purchaser's spouse's
The purchaser's spouse's
parent
child
parent
OFFICE USE ONLY:
File Number
Delivery Method:
In Person
Mail
Courier
Email
Efile
Fax
FL
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v. 28/07/2020
Important Information from the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)
The
The termination date the landlord sets out in this notice must be at least 60 days after
termination
the landlord gives you this notice.
date
Also, the termination date must be the last day of the rental period. For example, if you
pay rent on the first of each month, the termination date must be the last day of a month.
Finally, if the tenancy is for a fixed term the termination date cannot be earlier than the
last day of the fixed term. For example, if you signed a one-year lease, the termination
date cannot be earlier than the last day of the one-year period set out in the lease.
Tenant is
The landlord must:
entitled to
● Pay you an amount equal to one month's rent by the termination date in this notice, or
compensation
● Offer you another rental unit that is acceptable to you.
or another unit
A tenant can
You can terminate the tenancy sooner than the date set out in this notice as long as you
give 10 days'
give the landlord at least 10 days' notice that you intend to move out of the rental unit.
notice to end
You must use the Landlord and Tenant Board's Form N9 Tenant's Notice to End the
the tenancy
Tenancy to give your written notice to the landlord.
What if you
You do not have to move out if you disagree with what the landlord has put in this notice.
disagree
However, the landlord can apply to the LTB to evict you. The LTB will schedule a hearing
with the
where you can explain why you disagree.
notice?
What if you
If you move out of the rental unit by the termination date, your tenancy ends on that date.
move out?
What if the
The landlord can apply to the LTB to evict you immediately after giving you this notice. If
landlord
the landlord applies to the LTB to evict you, the LTB will schedule a hearing and send you
applies to
a copy of the application and the Notice of Hearing. The Notice of Hearing sets out the
the LTB?
date, time and location of the hearing. At the hearing, the landlord will have to prove the
claims they made in this Notice to End your Tenancy and in the application and you can
respond to the claims your landlord makes. If the LTB issues an order ending your
tenancy and evicting you, the order will not require you to move out any earlier than the
termination date included in this notice.
How to get
For more information about this notice or your rights, you can contact the Landlord and
more
Tenant Board. You can reach the LTB by phone at 416-645-8080 or 1-888-332-3234.
information
You can visit the LTB website at sjto.ca/LTB.
Signature
Landlord
Representative
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
(
)
-
Signature
Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
Representative Information (if applicable)
Name
LSUC #
Company Name (if applicable)
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Municipality (City, Town, etc.)
Province
Postal Code
Fax Number
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