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Landlord and Tenant Board Requests Our Comments On New Documents – Make Your Voice Heard!

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Rent Increase Guideline 2016 Ontario

Ontario Landlord Association Members Are Important Stakeholders In The Ontario Rental Industry And We Have Been Asked To Review And Comment On New Documents From the Landlord and Tenant Board

Residential landlords across Ontario are excited that we have new provincial leadership that wants to cut red tape and make Ontario ‘open for business again’.  

Dramatic changes to the way we do business will take some time, but we are already seeing an openness to improve the rental industry.  And they want Ontario Landlord Association members (who are important stakeholders) to play a key role.

This is a great beginning and we ask you to take time out of your busy schedule to share your opinions, concerns, and advice on how to improve the Landlord and Tenant Board. 

Let’s discuss these important consultations in the OLA Member forum and make sure to get our voices heard. 

Send us your comments at landlordvoice@lobbyist.com

 

Ontario landlord and tenant board 2018

To: Ontario Landlords Association Members

Changes to Rules of Procedure and Guidelines for Review and Comment

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has posted three documents for review and comment by members of the community and its stakeholders:

  1. Proposed changes to the Rules of Procedure
  2. Proposed changes to the Guideline 6: Tenant Rights
  3. Proposed changes to the Guideline 12: Eviction for Personal Use, Demolition, Repairs and Conversion

The Rules of Procedure have been extensively reformatted and now use plain language. The commentary that appears under each rule has been removed. The format and language of the proposed rules is also now consistent with the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) Common Rules of Procedure . Some substantive changes have also been made, including:

  • Allowing the use of a sworn statement instead of an affidavit (Rule 1.5)
  • Allowing parties to give each other certain documents by email where they both agree (Rule 3)
  • Removing the requirement that Co-operatives serve applications (Rule 12)
  • Changing the rules about the payment out of money paid into the LTB’s trust account (Rules 20.3, 20.4, 20.6 and 20.8)

Guideline 6 has been expanded. It now includes discussion of all the grounds in the Application About Tenant Rights (T2). References to applicable case law have been updated and there are extensive references and links to relevant LTB orders.

Guideline 12 has been changed to reflect amendments made to the Residential Tenancies Act on January 1, 2018.

We encourage you to have a look at the proposed changes and provide your comments and ideas by September 28, 2018.

At Last, Tenant from Hell Moves Out

Friday, October 5th, 2012

October 6th, 2012

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Ontario Landlord Finally Gets His House Back!

Toronto landlord Darius Vakili has finally seen his legal problem, also known as his ‘Tenant From Hell”, finally leave his property. 

His case shows the importance of tenant screening, the legal problems faced by Ontario landlords, and how difficult it is for landlords to find solutions when you get a bad tenant.

Is It Finally Over?

His tenant, Nina Willis, has at last packed her things and been forced to move on.

What Does the Landlord Say?

Vakili, inside his trashed and dirty vacant rental property said: “The one good thing they did for me was they took their stuff.”  It’s been a long 14 months for him.

When Was Willis Evicted?

Willis was evicted (finally) in September after a year long battle. There was an LTB ruling in April stating she must move out due to failing to pay rent.

Willis  had to return within a time-frame of 72 hours to pack and move. Willis did this on Friday and Saturday.

How Did Willis Leave the Rental Property When She Finally Left?

After Willis left, the landlord oufnd wood floors and walls of the house were covered in filth!. Vakili said he was too upset and disgusted to describe how bad the property was.

And the Basement?

We was the basement carpet was streaked with stains, with trash including broken glass.

Any Smells?

The property wreaked of mildew and old cigarette smoke.

What Were the Worst Things She Did?

Landlord Vakili almost broke down as he looked a destroyed carpet and said “This was a white, clean carpet. My God!”

What Else Did the Landlord Find?

Last week, the landlord Vakili managed to access the main door into his home for the first time in a year!

Once in what did he see? A load of excrement.  The excrement was put in a place he could see it: right on the top stair near the entrance!

What Happened During Her Move-Out?

The move was a drama filled event that took 2 days.

Willis and her sister and two anonymous men came with a U-haul and took over 5 hours picking up her prized debris.

What About Inside the House?

Inside the house he showed how the windows of one upstairs bedroom, accessible to anyone who could climb onto the top of the garage, had been removed and lay on the floor.

Vakili said he plans to spend about two weeks cleaning and fixing up the house and then try to sell.

Where Will Willis Live Now? Has She Found a New Rental Home?

Willis may already have a place to live.

On Saturday morning, her sister shouted their plans to her former landlord and a Star reporter.

“We have a new house.”

Is it your rental property?

Read more about this story at Metro News

Discuss this at the Ontario Landlord Forum here

Ontario Landlords, don’t let this happen to you and your rental property.  Remember to do proper tenant screening (including credit checks) and don’t let a Tenant from Hell move into your home or you will face the same landlord legal problems.