Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Landlords’

Ontario Landlords Association – Congratulations As the OLA Landlord Forum Reaches 75,000 Posts!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

February 13th, 2013


We want to offer congratulations to the Ontario Landlords Association and their landlord forum for reaching 75,000 posts in February 2013.

Small landlords in British Columbia have challenges. And our challenges are growing each year. You only need to read about the recent Human Rights Commission ruling saying a landlord must pay their tenant $15,000 over a ramp!

Things also haven’t been easy in Alberta recently.

If we think landlords have it bad in British Columbia and Alberta, (and we do) have to take a look at the Ontario Landlords Association website. Now that is a tough system to be in as small landlord.

Here is a brief overview of some the Ontario rules:

1. No damage deposits

That’s right. No legal deposits are allowed. If the tenants leave garbage or damages behind you have to chase them, find them, and sue them. Good luck with that!

2. No pet deposits

Tenants have pets? Of course pets can cause some damages. Except in Ontario you can’t collect a cent as a pet deposit.

3. No pet clauses are illegal

Tenants says they don’t have pets. Then, after moving in they brings lots of dogs and cats. In Ontario there’s nothing you can do about it.

4. All tenants get free government paid for legal representation (even if they are rich)

Facing your tenant at the Landlord and Tenant Board? Tenants get free government paid for lawyers with no income checks.

5. Tenants can file claims (true or not) against landlords for free

Is your tenant angry at you?  Or wants an excuse not to pay rent? They can file against you at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board free of charge. And if they lose there are no consequences.

These points are only the start of the problems Ontario Landlords face.

We are happy our sister site is helping landlords in Ontario after years of landlord there being voiceless.

They even are approved by the Ontario government!

“The Ministry greatly values the role the Ontario Landlords Association and its members play in providing quality, affordable rental housing in Ontario and recognizes the OLA provides an important voice for small private residential landlords.”

Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Excellent work by the Ontario Landlords Association and your Ontario Landlord Forum

“A Landlord’s Rights & Obligations in Ontario, 2011”

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

March 15th, Ottawa

April 5th, Burlington

April 7th, Toronto

April 12th, Barrie

April 14th, Peterborough

April 16th, London

Katherine Paliwoda, tells everything you need to know, and then some in her latest seminar.  “A Landlord’s Rights & Obligations in Ontario, 2011″ will give you the leading edge information that you need to properly and safely represent your client, or rent out your property. (more…)

Heads must roll at TCHC

Monday, February 28th, 2011

By SUE-ANN LEVY, City Hall Columnist

It was both surreal and pathetic.

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) chairman David Mitchell — handpicked by the David Miller regime in March of 2008 — actually had the audacity to stand before the media Monday and claim he was both “angry and indignant” with the obscene spending and purchasing abuses discovered at Canada’s largest social housing company in Toronto Auditor-General Jeff Griffiths’ Feb. 25 report. (more…)

If you could change 3 things about the current laws for Ontario Landlords…

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The Ontario Landlords Association for small business landlords has received a request to create a list (with follow-up explanations) of what changes should be made to the Residential Tenancy Act and to the Landlord  Tenant Board.

Here’s a chance to get your views to those who make the decisions. Please keep it to 3 main points, and if you can add an explanation or personal experience regarding the matter, please do so.

Please post in the HELP FORUM and get YOUR VIEWS HEARD!!