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Justin da Rosa | 02 Nov 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
An advocacy group is pushing for landlord licensing in one of Canada’s hottest investor markets
  • LanceH | 02 Nov 2016, 09:52 AM Agree 0
    Like all Lefty Socialists, they always seek to control or "fix" through adding more rules on top of the rules that caused the problem in the first place via force of the state.

    The worst offender is the City of Toronto, who will exempt itself from the license. Landlords will band together and demand they be allowed to increase rents substantially, as the usual 1% doesn't come close. In fact, that's what caused all this in the first place. The other problem is they can't get rid of bad tenants that wreck the joint, so eventually they throw their hands in the air. If they could simply oust bad tenants, and increase rents that would do it. So really what you have here is a situation caused by bad rules, which they're trying to fix with more bad rules.

    Yeah, Venezuela does that too!
  • J. Walker | 02 Nov 2016, 11:27 AM Agree 0
    The solution to this problem is to enforce the EXISTING bylaws,
    not by creating more layers of unaccountable bureaucracy.
  • William | 02 Nov 2016, 01:01 PM Agree 0
    I'm still trying to figure out why when a tenant brings in bedbugs to their unit that the landlord should be held responsible to fix the problem ? Why when the prices of real estate goes up that the tenants believe they should not be a part of the rising increases of expenses ? The biggest problem is the Landlord and Tenant Board who have no idea of what a landlord goes through. If the rents were paid directly to landlords for people on assistance without the availability of being revoked anytime the tenant gets the urge then that will also alleviate some issues. Allowing disabled persons to manage their own affairs is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately its only a wish and not possible in most cases. Increasing the assistance amount and direct deposit to landlord without being revokable will solve many issues. It will also provide revenue to landlords to make the necessary repairs to the apt. If not then there is a reason to apply fines against those landlords. Canada is way behind in the amount of micro apartments as well. If you want to see a building that works but isn't promoted in Canada then look at the linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CBxHd0uEdw
  • Joe | 02 Nov 2016, 03:17 PM Agree 0
    If this thing comes into bylaw, the rent will have to go up a bit to cover the work and cost and risk the landlord has to take.
  • Sarla | 03 Nov 2016, 02:24 AM Agree 0
    Please be mindful that Landlords pay a lot of taxes and insurance on their properties already. They also worked very hard to own these properties, and most of the time there is a mortgage payment to pay. If tenants do not pay their rent on time or make excuses to pay full rent why is a landlord expected to come through for these people. Tenants always want things fixed right away. How can a landlord do the fixings if rent is not paid in full or on time. When the property tax is increased, someone will have to pay for that increase. I think it is about time there should be some tough rules made for the tenants instead of looking to add more new ones for the landlords. Do you know that the landlord can never recover non paid rent from someone on social assistance. Who are they going to sue for unpaid rent. These people own nothing for you to take them to court. You can not evict them right away, as you have to wait for long time before you get a hearing date and in the mean time they are ruining your house, breached every contract you made with them and then they just leave without paying at the end. Landlords can only do so much they are hard working people just like you and me. Bring more tough rules to smarten up bad tenants first.
  • Yyzpete | 04 Nov 2016, 10:16 AM Agree 0
    CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, RENTERS !!!!.....being the architects behind any adversarial initiative will most certainly erode the relationship that exists between landlords and tenants. Increasing a landlords costs, as well as putting him/her through largely unnecessary hoops, will have unintended consequences, so renters: consider carefully if you really think this will improve your renting life.
  • Fair | 06 Nov 2016, 04:09 PM Agree 0
    What about tenant liscensing ?
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