N12 Form – Notice to End your Tenancy

N12 Form – Notice to End your Tenancy  Because the Landlord, a Purchaser, or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit.

This notice might be given to the renter for either of the following reasons (Giving this notice is the first step in evicting a tenant for the given reasons.):

  • Reason 1: You, a family member, or a caretaker want to live in the rental apartment for at least a year.
  • Reason 2: The purchaser, a family member, or a caretaker wishes to move into the rental apartment.
    • There are no more than three homes in the complex.
    • You have signed a contract to buy and sell the apartment complex.


You may not provide this notice for any of the reasons listed above if:

  • The complex is proposed to be transformed to a condominium, and the renter lived in the rental unit on the day the agreement of purchase and sale was signed.
  • The Planning Act consented to the severance while the tenant lived in the rental property.
  • the complex is an equity co-op (even if the landlord or the purchaser has a tenancy or occupancy agreement entitling them to occupy the rental unit) unless:  
    • The building has four or fewer residential units, or 
    • the landlord or an immediate family member previously resided there.

Information about compensation

You must either compensate the renter with an amount equal to one month’s rent or offer them a suitable alternative rental property.

If you are paying the renter compensation, it must be paid on or before the date specified in the notice of termination.

Information to be filled in by the Landlord:

The form must be read carefully and all information filled accurately, or the N12 form might need to be revised.

Under To, fill in the name of the tenant to whom you want to give the notice. Fill in the names of all the tenants if there are multiple. 

Under From, fill in your name and mailing address. Fill in the names of all landlords if there is more than one landlord.

Under Address of the Rental Unit, fill in the complete address of the rental unit, including the unit number (or apartment or suite number) and the postal code. 

Termination date- Fill in the date of termination. The tenant must receive this notice at least 60 days before the termination date. The date must also be the end day of the rental period or fixed term tenancy.

After you deliver this notice, the tenant can end the tenancy early by giving you at least 10 days written notice.

Do not count the day you give the tenant notice. The notification is considered given on the fax date. Courier delivery takes one business day. Mailing the notice takes five days.

My Reason for Ending your Tenancy:

 Fill in the circle next to the reason why you are giving this notice to the tenant. Then mark the box next to the person who wants to rent the apartment.

Information of the Landlord or Representative includes First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Signature and Date (dd/mm/yy)

Representative’s Information (if applicable): 

If you are the landlord’s representative, fill in your name and phone number. Then, fill in your name, company name (if applicable), and mailing address. Include your phone number and fax number if you have one. 

To give the N12 form Ontario 2022, you can use one of the ways below:

  • hand it directly to the tenant or an adult in the rental unit,
  • leave it in the tenant’s mailbox or where mail is ordinarily delivered,
  • place it under the door of the rental unit or through a mail slot in the door, 
  • send it by fax to a fax machine where the tenant carries on business or to a fax machine in their home, 
  • send it by courier, or 
  • send it by mail.

Note: You cannot give the tenant this notice by posting it on the tenant’s rental unit door.

What happens next?

Always keep a copy of your tenant notice.

After providing the tenant notice, you can ask the Landlord Tenant Board (LTB) to terminate the tenancy immediately.

This application requires a Tenancy Termination and Eviction Application (Form L2). You must also file a copy of the Notice to End your Tenancy at the End of the Term (Form N12) you gave the tenant and a Certificate of Service to tell the LTB when and how you gave it.

Apply within 30 days of the termination date in this notice.

LTB offices and tribunalsontario.ca/ltb offer the L2 and Certificate of Service forms.

What to do if you have any questions

You can contact the Landlord and Tenant Board for more information about this notice or your rights.

You can visit the LTB website at: tribunalsontario.ca/ltb

You can call the LTB to speak to one of our Customer Service Officers:

  • Within the Toronto calling area: 416-645-8080
  • From outside Toronto: 1-888-332-3234

Note: Customer Service Officers are available Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also access our automated information menu at the same numbers listed above, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Content is taken from Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit; here, Ontario N12 Form instructions are explained in detail.



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