Posts Tagged ‘landlord solutions’

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Is there a Grow-Op in your Rental Property?

Because the government can take your property if there is

The Crown can seize a King Township home used to grow marijuana, even though no criminal charges were ever filed in the case, Ontario’s highest court has ruled.  But, the government shouldn’t be able to take property without involving its owner in an investigation, the spokesperson for a landlord organization said in the aftermath of the ruling. (more…)

Uh Oh! The Sheriff Is A Comin’!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

What Can you Do If your Tenants Refuse to Leave?

It sounds a little “wild, wild, west, doesn’t it?  Your problem tenants are finally going to leave…because the Landlord and Tenant Board directed them to do so. What do you do if they are directed to move out, and don’t?   Cue the music, kick the tumbleweed. It’s time for the Sheriff. (more…)

The eviction process in Ontario

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


May 2011 – Evictions, Landlord and Tenant Board


This is a true story of a straight forward eviction matter, that has officially qualified for the “nightmare” status we assign to our most memorable cases. (more…)

I think my tenant is committing OW / ODSP fraud – Who do I call?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Who Do I call if I think my tenant is committing Welfare Fraud?

The Welfare Fraud Hot Line number is available for the public to report suspected cases of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program fraud.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Callers will be asked for the name and address and, if possible, the phone number of the person who may be cheating. Suspected cases may be reported by telephoning 1.800.394.7867

Rental Application, Guarantor Form, Notice of Intent to Enter…all updated documents for 2011!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

1. 2011 Rental Application

2. 2011 Guarantor Form

3. 2011 Notice of Intent to Enter


Ontario’s landlord and tenant process is broken

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Ottawa Citizen November 22, 2010

Re: The Shame Of St. Patrick St., Nov. 14.

I am the owner of Landlord Legal, a small firm in Barrie, working to keep up with landlords in need.

Thank you for your efforts in exposing the reality of the eviction process.

So often, landlords bring these applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board and lack witnesses because of fear of retaliation. Police can’t assist in matters that are still “open investigations.”

Lacking witnesses and police records, the applications fail, or we must instead find other, safer applications to the board such as rent arrears or damages to the unit, instead of the biggest reason: the rental unit is a crack house, and other tenants are disrupted and endangered.

It is incredibly difficult to terminate tenancies in this province. The Landlord is held to an onerous burden of proof. The tenant is often enabled and in fact encouraged to drag things out.

These stories are taking place all over Ontario, every day. The Landlord and Tenant Board is profiting from the misfortune of the residential landlord, and turns a blind eye to repeat offender tenants, who make a mockery of the process.

Right out of the gate, the landlord loses. It costs $170 to bring a tenant to the board, while tenants pay $45 to bring a landlord to the board.

Affordable housing in this province will continue to decline as private residential landlords realize they have bitten off more than they intended to chew.

C. April Stewart, Landlord Legal

Results from the Bedbug Summit

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The OLA was the official voice of “small business landlords” at MPP Colle’s helpful and important “Bedbug Summit” at Queen’s Park in September.

We would like to thank Mr. Colle and his helpful staff for organizing the Summit.

By all accounts small business landlords were well represented. Our speech created such a strong impression, MPP Colle spoke about her in his closing comments. The other OLA members present made a huge impact, even confronting Toronto Star columnist Joe Fiorito and educating him about the difference between REIT corporate landlords and small business landlords. Thank you Skitter. Thank you BigFoot.

For the first time in years, small business landlords were on the stage, in the spot-light, and making their voices… YOUR VOICE…heard!! The OLA for small business landlords is a non-profit, education organization created to help small business landlords in Ontario. Everyone involved is a landlord in Ontario…just like you.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


M.P.P. to Release Recommendations to Province
Arising from Bed Bug Summit at Queen’s Park

On Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010, Mike Colle, MPP for Eglinton-Lawrence, will release his recommendations to the Province of Ontario, arising out of the Bed Bug Summit hosted at Queen’s Park on September 29th, 2010.

“Bed Bug infestation is not just a Toronto problem. We need a comprehensive provincial strategy to help deal with this scourge.” said MPP Mike Colle, who has led the fight to bring the issue forward at Queen’s Park.

“It is imperative that all sectors of society, along with all levels of government, engage in a comprehensive and co-operative effort to fight Bed Bug infestation,” said Colle.

Key stakeholders and community advocates involved in the front line efforts in fighting the Bed Bug infestation were invited to the Bed Bug Summit at Queen’s Park to share their best practices in dealing with Bed Bugs, and offer solutions on how to best control infestations.

MPP Colle is hoping that key recommendations will be adopted and implemented by all levels of government, and everyone dealing with infestation.


Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Queen’s Park – Media Studio
Main Legislative Building
Room 139

For additional information, please contact:

Nancy Caetano
Executive Assistant
Office of Mike Colle, M.P.P.
Tel: 416-325-4091

Support and Build The Ontario Landlord Association

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Support and build The Ontario Landlord Association.  If this website and forums have helped you, it’s just the beginning.  Meetings, work-shops, an “advice line”, extra forums and an updated website are on the way.

The Ontario Landlord Association is an educational organization of small business landlords aiming to educate and help others in the business.

The OLA is also creating important networks demanding changes in the current Residential Tenancies Act and the creation of a fairer business climate for small business landlords in Ontario.

All donations will go directly into growing The Ontario Landlord Association in a larger group, with greater reach, with greater strength, and with greater impact.

Signing Up for the Help Forum

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Welcome to Ontario’s #1 Landlord site! By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free.

Click on the Help Forum Box above on this page, in the blue box on the left.

You will go to the Forum.  Then, simply go to the top left hand corner where is says REGISTER.

Choose a user ID and begin sharing your stories, advice, and questions with others in the industry.

Email us at to get your account activated!

Letter to Bob Ward, CEO Legal Aid Ontario

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

From Mr. Harry Fine, Landlord Solutions

Friday, December 4, 2009
Letter to Bob Ward, CEO Legal Aid Ontario

This morning I drafted a letter to Bob Ward, the President and CEO of Legal Aid Ontario, asking him to consider the abuses in the funding of tenant advocacy in the landlord and tenant sphere.

I hope others take up the cause to achieve fairness and balance. Mr. Ward can be contacted at the address below, or you can fax your concerns or complaints to LAO at 416-979-8669:

Mr. Bob Ward, President and CEO
Legal Aid Ontario
Atrium on Bay, 40 Dundas Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5G 2H1

Click here to see a copy of the letter to LAO.