Ontario Landlords Association

About The Ontario Landlords Association Website

“To promote and protect the private residential landlord !”

Welcome to the Ontario Landlords Association Website!

The Ontario Landlords Association (OLA) works hard to provide a unified voice for private small residential landlords, to promote and protect the interests of landlords and to help landlords succeed through education, news and networking.

  • Network with top professionals
  • Get advice from experienced landlords
  • Learn how the Landlord and Tenant Board works
  • Need help? Meet our recommended partners
  • Take part in landlord activities, social events.
  • A chance to “get involved!”
What is the OLA?
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The OLA is a community working hard for education and advocacy.  We are a network of hard-working, professional and service-oriented landlords who have been networking and helping with each other for over a decade.
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It started with sharing coffees at Timmies and lunches at Wendys. If we wanted to splurge it would be some dinner meetings at The Keg or a Montanas from Windsor to Sudbury to Ottawa to Toronto and hundreds of other places. It was all about networking and trying to help each other succeed as small residential landlords in Ontario. It was also about making our voice and our concerns heard.
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Many of us have invested in rental properties because not only do we want to invest for our retirement we want to improve our communities by creating safe, attractive and affordable renting housing for all the good tenants out there.  Most of us have day jobs and are hard working nurses, fire fighters, police officers, lawyers, teachers, contractors, chefs, accountants and even some pretty famous professional athletes.  Our networks of small landlords includes people just like you, who are working hard to maintain your investment and succeed in a win-win situation with our tenants.
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With all our networking for years we realized technology had advanced and we could reach out and help others via the Internet.
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Our hard-working landlord network created this on-line community, a portal for landlords involved in renting property – novice and experienced alike.
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The whole plan was that veteran landlords realized we needed to come together and work together to fight for better rules for small residential landlords.  All we ever heard were the concerns of large corporate interests being put forward and their concerns were often much different than ours. As experienced small landlords we also wanted to help new landlords succeed.
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This site provides access to information, resources and links to suppliers of value to residential landlords, tenants, Realtors, property managers and other professionals. Whether you are thinking of buying an investment property, are looking for landlord solutions to a specific issue such as evicting a tenant, need advice on tactics to help a landlord rescue themselves from a serious tenant dispute, or just want to chat with others in the industry, welcome to the community!
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Our community network of landlords from all over Ontario are really glad to meet you and hope you can help us improve the residential rental industry for all the good landlords and good tenants out there! There are some tenant activists, non-landlords (including some paralegals and some property managers) and unstable internet trolls looking to make a quick buck who aren’t happy small landlords are succeeding.  It’s a shame as we are just a province-wide network of hard-working landlords who want to help others and improve the industry. It seems there are a lot of people out there who don’t want small landlords working together and succeeding.  The Ministry appreciates our community network, as does the Premier when she was Minister of Housing, and even the Toronto Star recommends us as a great resource for Ontario landlords.  If you want your voice heard let us know your experiences at llcommunity@writeme.com
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Some of our campaigns to help small landlords and improve the rental industry include:
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-Being in regular contact with the Ministry and the Landlord and Tenant Board to make sure any changes reach our large landlord audience.
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-Working with Fire Departments to help small landlords know the importance of Fire Safety
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-Cooperating with Bylaw Officials to explain the situations small landlords face and playing a key role in issues such as landlord licensing
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-Bring forth the comments and suggestions of small landlords across Ontario to the government and media.
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-Explaining important legislative changes to small landlords, including recent changes such as allowing victims of sexual and domestic abuse to end a lease within 28 days to protect them..
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-Introducing good service providers that can help small landlords succeed
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-Making the views and opinions of small residential landlords regarding “Rent Control” heard loud and clear
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-Working with tenants to learn what their concerns are, and what they are looking for in a good landlord and a rental property.
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We’re on your side and hope you can help us improve the rental industry in Ontario for both good landlords and good tenants!
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Welcome to our community and we look forward to your help in improving the rental industry for both good landlords and good tenants in Ontario! We are happy to provide more information and education to help small landlords succeed in creating amazing rental properties for all the good tenants out there in our province.

-For any questions about our service partners go to the services page where the information is clearly explained

-The OLA does not offer legal advice so any legal questions emailed in will not be replied to

-We welcome you to read our blogs posts and learn from our community, we will not answer individual questions via email.