Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy (N9)

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Important Information from the Landlord and Tenant Board

When a tenant can give 10 days' notice
The termination date set out in this notice can be 10 days (or more) after the tenant gives this notice to the landlord if the landlord has given the tenant either an N12 Notice to End your Tenancy or an N13 Notice to End your Tenancy. The termination date does not have to be the last day of a rental period.
Ending the tenancy when the landlord refused to allow the tenant to assign the rental unit
The tenant can use this notice to end the tenancy if the tenant asked the landlord for permission to assign the rental unit to someone else, and the landlord refused. The termination date must be:
  • at least 28 days after the tenant gives the notice to the landlord if the tenancy is daily or weekly,
  • at least 30 days after the tenant gives the notice to landlord if the tenancy is anything other than daily or weekly.
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 tenancy in a care home
If the tenant lives in a care home, the termination date in this notice can be 30 days (or more) after the tenant gives the notice to the landlord. The termination date does not have to be the end of a rental period or the last day of a fixed term.

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 can't be required to sign this notice

A landlord cannot require the tenant to sign an N9 Tenant's Notice to End the Tenancy as a condition of agreeing to rent a unit. A tenant does not have to move out based on this notice if the landlord required the tenant to sign it when the tenant agreed to rent the unit.

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 must move out by the termination date
The tenant must move out and remove all their personal possessions from the rental unit by the termination date set out on page 1. If the tenant moves out by the termination date set out above, but leaves behind personal possessions, the tenant will no longer have any rights to those possessions and the landlord will be allowed to dispose of them.
How to get more information
For more information about this notice or your rights, you can contact the Landlord and Tenant Board. You can reach the Board by phone at 416-645-8080 or 1-888-332-3234. You can visit the Board's website at tribunalsontario.ca/ltb.
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