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Serving N4 clarification 

bsk23
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Posted On: 8/2/2021
bsk23
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I served a N4 form by placing it on the door and I realized this is a invalid way of serving one. However my tenant has notified me via text that she/he has recieved it. Does her acknowledgement of receiving it change anything? Is this a valid N4?
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Posted On: 23 days ago
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

According to the Landlord Self Help Centre's FAQ on serving documents:
The proper methods of service for a termination notice are the following:
  • handing it to the person;
  • leaving the notice in the mailbox or where mail is normally delivered;
  • placing the notice under the door of the rental unit;
  • handing it to an adult person in the rental unit;
  • sending it by courier; or
  • sending it by regular mail (allow 5 days for delivery).
You may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice regarding your situation. If you do not qualify to receive services from a Community Legal Clinic, please contact the Landlord and Tenant Board directly.

It may also help to connect with a community resource navigator at 211 to narrow your search. 211 Ontario is a free, confidential service.

Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a link to their live chat if you prefer to communicate online. Their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.


We hope this information is helpful.


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