Small landlords across Ontario are ‘up in arms’ with all the delays at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). Our Members Are Demanding Change!
In Ontario, when a landlord wants to evict a tenant we can’t just say “get out.”
Nope. There is a legal process.
While we all respect there is a legal process, we need that process to be efficient.
Over the past year many landlords are reporting to us it takes months to just get an LTB Hearing date.
Small landlords create a huge amount of high quality rentals for tenants in Ontario. We are an important resource and should be treated as an important part of the Ontario rental industry. We need an efficient system!
Unfortunately many landlords are finding the Landlord and Tenant Board is broken. For example, it takes far too long to get a Hearing/Court date while our tenants continue to not pay rent (and we have to pay our mortgages).
Small landlords are different than the large corporate landlords
-While the large corporate landlords buy buildings in Toronto and large urban centres, small landlords create rental spaces in these areas, but also in areas where corporate landlords don’t invest in. This means we are key player in helping keep people housed.
-While corporate landlords have “economies of scale” many small landlords only have 1 or 2 properties. And we have mortgages and need these tenants to ‘pay to stay’ or we might not survive.
Small landlords Need An Efficient System To Keep Running Our Businesses!
We are hard working people just like you! Teachers, nurses, fire-fighters, electricians, carpenters, drywallers, truck drivers…we want to invest for our retirements.
We need protections which we are NOT GETTING. We NEED CHANGES.
CONTACT THE ONTARIO OMBUDSMAN TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AND POST YOUR EXPERIENCE ON THE ONTARIO LANDLORDS ASSOCIATION FORUMS.
You can make a complaint to the Ombudsman online here: ombudsman.on.ca/have-a-complai
You can call them at 416-586-3445 or 1-800-263-1830
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