Manitoba’s Rental Board now offers assistance to small, independent landlords trying to resolve disputes with problem tenants.
The Independent Advisor Office provides staff from Legal Aid Manitoba to help landlords get important information and advice, file claims and get ready for hearings.
The independent advisor program is now available in Winnipeg to both landlords and tenants and can help them fill out forms, file claims for dispute resolution with the Rental Board, file appeals with the Residential Tenancies Commission (RTC), and prepare for hearings held by the branch and the commission.
Independent advisors also can help smaller, independent landlords present their evidence at a hearing if they have difficulty speaking or understanding English, have physical or cognitive (mental or emotional) problems, or are on a limited (low) income.
Landlords can contact the Independent Advisor Office at 985-5233 in Winnipeg; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the RTB office in person at 302-254 Edmonton Street in Winnipeg between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel or consulting your local, state, federal or provincial tenancy laws.