The purpose of mediation is to give landlords and tenants a common understanding of the subject so that they can work towards a satisfactory outcome for both parties and an agreement. The mediation process is not based on the examination of evidence or the determination of who is right or wrong, but on how the parties can resolve the problem through cooperation. It is confidential and the results are not published on the RTB website. Brainstorming: a discussion with people to explore options and possible solutions. Applicant part: a landlord, tenant or co-signer who asserts one right against another. Conference call: a phone call with a mediation officer and people involved in a dispute. Personal mediation: a meeting where people in conflict and a mediator meet to discuss a problem. Basic Rules: Basic Rules of Conduct. For example: no interruption when someone speaks, polite language, respectful behavior, etc. Mediation: a confidential process by which the institution helps people discuss problems, find possible solutions and reach their own agreements.
Mediation can take place in meetings, conference calls or separate telephone conversations. Mediation agreement: a written document prepared by a mediation officer to outline an agreement between an applicant and the respondent or, if no application is filed, between the parties involved. Negotiated agreements are confidential. You are not a matter of public registration. Delegate to mediation: a neutral third party. An officer who does not take sides or make a judgment, but helps people get their own agreement. Order: orders in writing the applicant and the respondent to either pay money, move or do something. Example 1: The lessor pays the tenant $500.00 in compensation for moving expenses on March 31, 2002.
Example 2: The tenant will leave the apartment on March 31, 2002. Respondent: owner, tenant or co-signer who is the subject of a claim. You can file a claim for an RTB court within 21 days of the decision of the awardee, which includes the appeal fee of 100.00 EUROS. However, you cannot file an appeal if you reached an agreement at the time of the decision and did not inform the RTB that you withdrew from the agreement during the 21-day cooling-off period following the hearing. 7. No justification is established: the parties should provide only appropriate documents. It is not a question of the parties harming each other, but of focusing on solutions. The mediator is not a decision maker, he/she will help the parties to find their own agreement. When an applicant files a right against more than one person, each respondent may offer to pay a portion of the claim. If the applicant accepts the offer, the mediation agreement may indicate how much each sponsor must pay. The agreement will also show what will happen if one of the respondents does not pay.
The agreement may show that the applicant receives an order against a person who does not pay or an order against all respondents. The board first offers mediation services to the parties to the dispute, unless it believes that the dispute should be referred directly to the tenants` court. Mediation is a method of resolution that attempts to reach an agreement. If an amicable solution is found with the assistance of the mediator, he can draw up a report containing an agreement that may become binding, unless no objection is raised. Any mediation agreement, decision or court decision must be recorded in writing. There are only limited means of judicial redress, based on the fact that the Tribunal erred in law.