Form N9 "Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy" - Ontario, Canada

What Is N9 Form?

Form N9, Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy, is the document a tenant will need to complete to formally let their landlord know they will be moving out of the property. This will in turn give the landlord time to find a new tenant and inspect the property for any damages from the current tenant. This form is issued by the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario and was last updated April 30, 2018. A fillable N9 Form is available for download below.

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Form N9 Instructions

To complete Form N9 you will need to include the following information:

  1. Your name and the landlord's name. The address of the rental property.
  2. The last day you plan to reside at the property. You will need to give your landlord at least sixty days' notice before vacating the property, and it must coincide with the last day of the rental period (such as the last day of the month that has been paid for). As a tenant, you can move out of the premises before the sixty days have elapsed if you have requested an N9 Form from your landlord but have received no response from them and more than twenty-one days have passed. Or if the landlord gave you the form fewer than thirty days ago but you as the tenant did not sign it.
  3. You are able to give ten days' notice if your landlord has given you Form N12, Notice to End Your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit or Form N13, Notice to End Your Tenancy Because the Landlord Wants to Demolish the Rental Unit, Repair it or Convert it to Another Use.
  4. All tenants must agree to be fully moved out of the property by the date given and will not have ownership rights to any items left behind after that date. Landlords may require a tenant to sign Form N9 before moving into a unit if they are a student attending a post-secondary institution where the landlord has a prearranged agreement with the institution, or a person living in the unit as part of a rehabilitative program where a specific timeline has been agreed upon for the tenant's duration at the property.
  5. Final print and signature section for the tenant or representative.
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Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy
N9
(Disponible en français)
To: (Landlord's name)
From: (Tenant's name) include all tenant names
Address of the Rental Unit:
I am giving this notice because I want to move out of the rental unit.
/
/
The last day of my tenancy will be
. This is the termination date.
dd/mm/yyyy
I will move out of the rental unit on or before the termination date.
Important Information from the Landlord and Tenant Board
The
For most types of tenancies (including monthly tenancies) the termination date must be at
termination
least 60 days after the tenant gives the landlord this notice. Also, the termination date
date
must be the last day of the rental period. For example, if the tenant pays on the first day
of each month, the termination date must be the last day of the month. If the tenancy is
for a fixed term (for example, a lease for one year), the termination date cannot be earlier
than the last date of the fixed term.
Exceptions:
The termination date must at least 28 days after the tenant gives the landlord this
notice if the tenancy is daily or weekly (the tenant pays rent daily or weekly). Also, the
termination date must be the last day of the rental period. For example, if the tenant
pays rent weekly each Monday, the termination date must be a Sunday. If the
tenancy is for a fixed term, the termination date cannot be earlier than the last date of
the fixed term.
The termination date can be earlier than the last day of a fixed term tenancy (but still
must be the last day of a rental period) if the tenant is giving this notice because:
• the tenancy agreement was entered into on or after April 30, 2018,
• the landlord was required to use the Residential Tenancy Agreement
(Standard Form of Lease) form but did not,
• the tenant demanded in writing that the landlord give them this form, and
– more than 21 days have passed since the tenant made their demand, and the
landlord has not provided the form,
or
– the landlord provided the form less than 30 days ago but it was not signed by the
tenant.
A special rule allows less than 60 days' notice in situations where the tenant would
normally be required to give 60 days notice (for example, monthly tenancies). The
tenant can give notice for the end of February no later than January 1
and can give
st
notice for the end of March no later than February 1
.
st
The landlord
The landlord can apply to the Board for an order to end the tenancy and evict the tenant
can apply to
as soon as the tenant gives the landlord this notice. However, if the Board issues an order
end the
ending the tenancy, the order will not require the tenant to move out any earlier than the
tenancy
termination date the tenant included in this notice.
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v. 30/04/2018
Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy
N9
(Disponible en français)
To: (Landlord's name)
From: (Tenant's name) include all tenant names
Address of the Rental Unit:
I am giving this notice because I want to move out of the rental unit.
/
/
The last day of my tenancy will be
. This is the termination date.
dd/mm/yyyy
I will move out of the rental unit on or before the termination date.
Important Information from the Landlord and Tenant Board
The
For most types of tenancies (including monthly tenancies) the termination date must be at
termination
least 60 days after the tenant gives the landlord this notice. Also, the termination date
date
must be the last day of the rental period. For example, if the tenant pays on the first day
of each month, the termination date must be the last day of the month. If the tenancy is
for a fixed term (for example, a lease for one year), the termination date cannot be earlier
than the last date of the fixed term.
Exceptions:
The termination date must at least 28 days after the tenant gives the landlord this
notice if the tenancy is daily or weekly (the tenant pays rent daily or weekly). Also, the
termination date must be the last day of the rental period. For example, if the tenant
pays rent weekly each Monday, the termination date must be a Sunday. If the
tenancy is for a fixed term, the termination date cannot be earlier than the last date of
the fixed term.
The termination date can be earlier than the last day of a fixed term tenancy (but still
must be the last day of a rental period) if the tenant is giving this notice because:
• the tenancy agreement was entered into on or after April 30, 2018,
• the landlord was required to use the Residential Tenancy Agreement
(Standard Form of Lease) form but did not,
• the tenant demanded in writing that the landlord give them this form, and
– more than 21 days have passed since the tenant made their demand, and the
landlord has not provided the form,
or
– the landlord provided the form less than 30 days ago but it was not signed by the
tenant.
A special rule allows less than 60 days' notice in situations where the tenant would
normally be required to give 60 days notice (for example, monthly tenancies). The
tenant can give notice for the end of February no later than January 1
and can give
st
notice for the end of March no later than February 1
.
st
The landlord
The landlord can apply to the Board for an order to end the tenancy and evict the tenant
can apply to
as soon as the tenant gives the landlord this notice. However, if the Board issues an order
end the
ending the tenancy, the order will not require the tenant to move out any earlier than the
tenancy
termination date the tenant included in this notice.
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v. 30/04/2018
When a
The termination date set out in this notice can be 10 days (or more) after the tenant
tenant can
gives this notice to the landlord if the landlord has given the tenant either an N12 Notice
give 10 days'
to End your Tenancy or an N13 Notice to End your Tenancy. The termination date
notice
does not have to be the last day of a rental period.
Ending the
The tenant can use this notice to end the tenancy if the tenant asked the landlord for
tenancy
permission to assign the rental unit to someone else, and the landlord refused. The
when the
termination date must be:
landlord
at least 28 days after the tenant gives the notice to the landlord if the tenancy is daily
refused to
or weekly,
allow the
at least 30 days after the tenant gives the notice to landlord if the tenancy is anything
tenant to
other than daily or weekly.
assign the
rental unit
The termination date does not have to be the last day of a rental period or the last day of
a fixed term.
Ending the
If the tenant lives in a care home, the termination date in this notice can be 30 days (or
tenancy in
more) after the tenant gives the notice to the landlord. The termination date does not
a care
have to be the end of a rental period or the last day of a fixed term.
home
If a tenant who lives in a care home gives this notice to the landlord, they can also give
the landlord a 10-day notice for the landlord to stop providing care services and meals. If
the tenant gives the landlord the 10-day notice, the tenant is not required to pay for care
services and meals after the end of the 10-day period.
Tenants
A landlord cannot require the tenant to sign an N9 Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy as
can't be
a condition of agreeing to rent a unit. A tenant does not have to move out based on this
required to
notice if the landlord required the tenant to sign it when the tenant agreed to rent the
sign this
unit.
notice
Exceptions: A landlord can require a tenant to sign an N9 Tenant's Notice to End the
Tenancy as a condition of agreeing to rent a rental unit in the following two situations:
The tenant is a student living in accommodation provided by a post-secondary
institution or by a landlord who has an agreement with the post-secondary school to
provide the accommodation.
The tenant is occupying a rental unit in a care home for the purposes of receiving
rehabilitative or therapeutic services, and
• the tenant agreed to occupy the rental unit for not more than 4 years,
• the tenancy agreement set out that the tenant can be evicted when the objectives of
providing the care services have been met or will not be met, and
• the rental unit is provided to the tenant under an agreement between the landlord
and a service manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011.
The tenant
The tenant must move out and remove all their personal possessions from the rental unit
must move
by the termination date set out on page 1. If the tenant moves out by the termination
out by the
date set out above, but leaves behind personal possessions, the tenant will no longer have
termination
any rights to those possessions and the landlord will be allowed to dispose of them.
date
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 Board by phone at 416-645-8080 or
information
1-888-332-3234. You can visit the Board's website at sjto.ca/LTB.
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Signature
Tenant
Representative
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
(
)
-
Signature
Date (dd/mm/yyyy)
OFFICE USE ONLY:
File Number
Delivery Method:
In Person
Mail
Courier
Email
Efile
Fax
FL
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