Section 83 (Mandatory Review)
From Riverview Legal Services
83 (1) Upon an application for an order evicting a tenant, the Board may, despite any other provision of this Act or the tenancy agreement,
- (a) refuse to grant the application unless satisfied, having regard to all the circumstances, that it would be unfair to refuse; or
- (b) order that the enforcement of the eviction order be postponed for a period of time.
- (2) If a hearing is held, the Board shall not grant the application unless it has reviewed the circumstances and considered whether or not it should exercise its powers under subsection (1). 2006, c. 17, s. 83 (2).
- (3) Without restricting the generality of subsection (1), the Board shall refuse to grant the application where satisfied that,
- (a) the landlord is in serious breach of the landlord’s responsibilities under this Act or of any material covenant in the tenancy agreement;
- (b) the reason for the application being brought is that the tenant has complained to a governmental authority of the landlord’s violation of a law dealing with health, safety, housing or maintenance standards;
- (c) the reason for the application being brought is that the tenant has attempted to secure or enforce his or her legal rights;
- (d) the reason for the application being brought is that the tenant is a member of a tenants’ association or is attempting to organize such an association; or
- (e) the reason for the application being brought is that the rental unit is occupied by children and the occupation by the children does not constitute overcrowding.