If you have a home or property in Toronto and have received Sheriff’s Eviction Notice, the information on this page may help you. The eviction process can be difficult to understand since most homeowners do not know their legal rights. A Sheriff’s Eviction Notice is a very serious legal document. If you have received an eviction notice you can call or email us to get Free information on the eviction process.
The first step is to confirm that you have actually received an eviction notice, also called a Notice to Vacate. For the City of Toronto the notice should come from the Toronto Sheriff’s Office, it can be mailed or delivered to the property. The notice should have an exact date and time on which all occupants of the property are to be evicted. You can only legally be evicted by a sheriff. Any documents from a lawyer or lender demanding all occupants to leave a house is not legally enforceable and you are NOT required to vacate the house.
The most effective method to stop an eviction is to pay the mortgage lender off in full. Unfortunately, most people usually do not have the money to pay the amount in arrears. Property owners also have the option to file a Statement of Defence or a Motion to delay the eviction. These legal options may help the homeowner avoid or delay the eviction for a period of time. The problem with these legal options is that they can be extremely expensive and may not work. We do not recommend that you file a Statement of Defence or Motion until you contact us.
When you call one of our agents can explain the eviction process to you and explain your possible options to stop or avoid the eviction. Please have any legal documents that you have received close by for reference. It is always best if you email a copy of the legal documents to us for review. We do not charge any upfront fees for our service.
Home owners or occupants of the property can call the sheriff’s office to confirm that an eviction notice has been issued and when it will be enforced. The contact information for the Toronto Sheriff is provided below.