Commercial Property Lockout
If you are a Landlord evicting a Commercial tenant in Ontario, you should employ the services of an Ontario Bailiff.
We speak from our own personal experience when we say that a Bailiff can help the process go a lot smoother.
You should also get in contact with your local Police agency and inform them of your intent to take your commercial property back.
We say this because the local Police already have enough to deal with without having to respond to a break-and-enter that is nothing more than a Commercial Eviction and Lockout. It is a real waste of Police resources. Their time could be better spent dealing with real Emergencies.
You should also have your Legal Counsel draw up a letter to be posted at the front door of the property notifying the tenant that a Lockout is in effect. It should provide instructions on how the tenant can re-claim any property left behind at the premises after the lockout.
Residential Property Lockout
If you are a Landlord Locking-Out a Residential tenant in Ontario, you must go through the legal due process.
Any self-respecting Locksmith company should refuse to help you unless you have gone through the proper channels. You must have the Ontario Sheriff attend the lockout to serve the court issued eviction papers. Another good reason to have the Sheriff attend the Lockout is because you really don’t know how someone is going to react to the eviction order until it happens. We have attended many Residential Evictions over the years and on many occasions, the Sheriff has had to get the local Police force involved because of the situation. Let’s face it, no one wants to get removed from and locked out of their home and everyone is going to react differently to this situation. It is our belief that the current fee to have the Ontario Sheriff attend at a Residential Lockout is $350.00.
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