N4 Form – Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent

N4 Form is for Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent. If you send an invalid notice with your application to the Landlord.
N4 Form is for Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent. If you send an invalid notice with your application to the Landlord.

N4 Form is for Notice to End a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent. If you send an invalid notice with your application to the Landlord and Tenant Board, your application may be dismissed and you will have to start over. If you want to send a valid N4 notice, ensure you can answer YES to each of the following questions. If you don’t, your notice might not be valid. 

  1. Have you waited until the day after the rent was due to give this notice to the tenant?
  2. Did you fill in the correct termination date?
  3. Did you name each tenant who has possession of the rental unit?
  4. Did you fill in the complete address of the rental unit?
  5. Did you check your math?
  6. Did you include only rent amounts?
  7. Did you sign and date the notice?

Things for the land owner to consider

The land owner should consider the below points while filling and ging the notice form.

  • Ensure you give the tenant this notice the day after the rent is due. 
  • Spell tenant names accurately. (If there are multiple tenants, list them all)
  • Make sure you have the correct number for how much you think the tenant owes. 
  • Finally, make sure that you have signed and dated the notice. If you don’t, the notice may be invalid.

Things for the tenant to know

Information is provided in the form by the Landlord and Tenant Board.

  • The termination date.
  • What to do if you agree with the notice?
  • What to do if you disagree with the notice?
  • What to do if you move out?
  • How will you know if the landlord applies to the Board?
  • What can you do if the landlord applies to the Board?

Information to be filled in by the Landlord:

The form must be read carefully and all information filled accurately, or the N4 form might need to be revised.

Page one of the Notice form:

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. 

The amount owed- The total amount that the landlord is owed.

Termination date- The last day to pay the due amount. The earliest date you can put in this field depends on the type of tenancy you have with your tenant:

  • If your rental agreement with the tenant requires the tenant to pay rent monthly, bi-weekly or yearly, the termination date must be at least 14 days after you give the notice to the tenant.
  • If your rental agreement with the tenant requires the tenant to pay rent daily or weekly, the termination date must be at least 7 days after you give the notice to the tenant.

Page two of the Notice form:

Calculation of the total amount of rent claimed- A detailed estimate of the total amount the landlord is owed.

Complete the table on page two to show:

  • Rent Period (from date — to date)- the rental periods during which the tenant did not pay the total rent,
  • Rent Charge- the rent charged during these periods,
  • Rent Paid- the amount of rent the tenant paid (if any) during each period, and
  • Total Rent Owing- the total amount of rent the tenant owes you.

The tenant’s basic rent and any additional payments for services are considered “rent” (such as parking). Rent does not include paying a utility payment, such as hydro, directly to the utility company or indirectly through the landlord. If the tenant pays a monthly utility fee to the landlord, this is rent. You should refrain from using this form to remind the tenant they owe you non-rent amounts like the previous month’s rent deposit or an NSF cheque fee.

You can combine two or more rental periods in the first or second row if the tenant owes you rent for more than three periods. The last row of the table must display the tenant’s last rent period’s rent charged, paid, and owed.

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 N4 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.

The notice is void if the tenant pays the rent by the termination date. If the renter doesn’t pay or move out by the notification date, you can ask the LTB to evict and recover the rent. 

The LTB will accept your application the day after the termination date you specified in this notice. This application requires an Application to Evict a Tenant for Nonpayment of Rent and to Collect Rent Owed (Form L1). You must also file a copy of the Notice to End your Tenancy for Non-payment of Rent (Form N4) you issued the tenant and a Certificate of Service to notify the LTB when and how you gave it. 

Your local LTB office or tribunalsontario.ca/ltb has Form L1 and the Certificate of Service.

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 a Tenancy Early for Non-payment of Rent; here, Ontario N4 Form instructions are explained in detail. You may learn more about L2 Form, N5 Form, N8 Form, N13 Form, N2 Form, N9 Form, and N12 Form

 

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