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Landlords lobby for damage deposits

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Canadian Realestate Magazine | 17 Jul 2015, 11:32 AM Agree 0
The one province that doesn’t allow landlords to collect damage deposits, or even first and last month’s rent, is hearing a resounding call for change following a contest to bring attention to the issue.
  • Jon | 17 Jul 2015, 07:09 PM Agree 0
    ONTARIO ALSO DOES NOT ALLOW LANLDORDS TO COLLECT A DAMAGE DEPOSIT. Its not just Quebec that lets landlords down on this issue.

    Ontario tenants do not have to give a forwarding address, do not have to provide a SIN number and do not have to pay a damage deposit.

    In addition the ontario landlord tenant board will not allow a landlord to bring an application against a tenant, once the tenant has moved out. This prevents the landlord from filing for damages with the board. (In complete hypocrisy the board WILL allow a tenant to file an application against a landlord for a full year AFTER the tenant has vacated the apt!).

    All these factors mean ontario landlords also have no meaningful protection against property damages caused by tenants.
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