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Toronto to consider proposal for landlord licensing

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Canadian Realestate Magazine | 28 Nov 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
The Licensing and Standards Committee is set to consider the item later this week
  • Marsha | 28 Nov 2016, 11:16 AM Agree 0
    Those that make the laws should be the first to uphold and adhere to the law. Set the example!
  • Chris | 28 Nov 2016, 12:57 PM Agree 0
    Can we also consider a proposal for tenant licensing? It should go both ways. Maybe start with a survey filled out by landlords about their struggle dealing with tenants who have no respect for landlord's property, home deficiencies caused by tenants, pests brought in by tenants, rent not paid by tenants etc. Maybe start with a semi-annual inspection of the tenant's apartment to make sure it is not being destroyed and charge a fee to the tenant for the time wasted in cleanup, trips to the tribunal, interest on funding someone's kid's braces instead of paying rent on time etc........
    • Peter | 28 Nov 2016, 05:24 PM Agree 0
      Absolutely. City would only go after people who have assets. City always go after where the money/tax is. Tenants use the rentals for illegal activities but the landlords bear all the financial consequence. Half month security fee can do nothing to clean up or to do any repair caused by the tenants. Governments want the private sector to provide rental units but fail to assist the landlords in any manner. City only imposes more rules to increase landlords' financial burden and restrict the rent increases. It is biased.
  • Raquel | 28 Nov 2016, 08:07 PM Agree 0
    If you add license fees on to all the reasons no one wants to invest,
    or operate a rental building ,not to mention professional tenants on top of that,
    as well as the overheads from insurance ,higher ratio mortgages and 24/7 garbage you have to deal with some renters.
    It is no wonder that it is better to throw you money away on wall street or better still gambling.
    By the way this will just add to the cost of peoples rent making them even more expensive.
    Why does the Government not build tens of thousands of new rental units
    because there expensive and no one wants to deal with the real costs and issues in renting.
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