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After an Eviction You have the Right to Get Your Belongings

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If you have been evicted by an Enforcement Officer or “Sheriff”, the landlord must let you pick up your belongings within 72 hours from the rental unit or a location close to the unit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

Your legal rights and responsibilities:

  • contact your landlord to arrange a time to pick up your belongings during the 72 hours and record the date(s) and time(s)
  • if your landlord will not agree to a time, contact the Rental Housing Enforcement Unit for help. Make sure you have the landlord’s contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number)
  • the Landlord and Tenant Board can help you explore other options. Contact them at 1-888-332-3234 or ltb.gov.on.ca

Note: If you agree to different terms, such as agreeing to retrieve belongings outside of the 72 hour period, the Rental Housing Enforcement Unit cannot assist you. If the landlord has made the belongings available for 72 hours and the tenant have not retrieved their belongings, then a landlord may sell, retain or dispose of the belongings after 72 hours.