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PAY YOUR RENT CAMPAIGN 2020

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Smart Tenants Will Pay Rent & Cooperate With Your Landlord For a Win-Win Situation

Small landlords know the challenges tenants face.  Because we faced them too!  Many us were renters before.

We want to work with you to keep you renting from us.

Please know that just because we own a rental property, or rent out our basement, doesn’t mean we are rich. We aren’t.

Many of us are working class people who have decided to avoid the crazy stock market and buy a rental property to help us when we retire.

We need rent to be paid so we can also survive and want to cooperate with you to make sure we have a win-win relationship. We have to pay our mortgage, property taxes, insurance, maintenance.

There are calls saying “Don’t Pay Rent” all over social media

We want to make sure tenants know good landlords want to work with you for all of us surviving.

We support tenants in need, but many of us are also on the financial edge!

To prove our support, thousands of landlords and this association are lobbying both the provincial and federal government to create a nation-wide “rent bank” that will help tenants in need get grants or low-cost loans to pay rent.

This will make sure there is no “landlord-tenant” conflicts or haggling and keep landlords in business and tenants safe in their rental homes.

Something similar to the Canada student loan system where people in temporary need get financial help from the government.

Landlords want to work with tenants (and tenant groups) to make this happen. And happen fast!

Avoid The “Don’t Pay Your Rent” Memes and Media

This isn’t a poor tenant vs. a rich evil landlord issue.

It’s a working class tenant facing challenges renting from a working class small landlord who is also facing challenges.

If you don’t pay rent (like so many are saying) it will lead to eventually being evicted with large debts, and your search for a new home will include no reference and bad credit.

Good Landlords and Good Tenants Working Together

Tenants make sure you pay your rent on time, or work it out with your landlord.

Short term easy answers like “don’t pay rent” will lead to unnecessary problems for tenants a few months from now.

These groups should be joining us to lobby for a nation-wide rent bank to truly help tenants instead of wanting to “stick it to the landlord” (which only lead to legal issues down the road). But it’s so sexy to be a revolutionary, right?

Be Smart

If you can’t pay rent work things out with your landlord who will give you a discount or deferred payments.

Paying Rent or Cooperating With Your Landlord On A Fair Payment Plan Is the Smart Move!

Join The Huge and Powerful Tenant Rally At The Ministry of Housing March 12th! – Tenants Dare Speak Truth To Power!

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

March 12 is the Date For Change!

I am not a member of this group but I sure do admire them. These are hard working class people who are willing to sacrifice their time and money to fight for social justice.  Because I admire them so much I want to make sure all Tenants come and fight against rules that harm good working Tenants and support parasitic landlords who prey on us.

Join ACORN members and allies from across Ontario to demand real solutions to the housing crisis.

Rents are rising out of control – we need rent control on ALL buildings and protections on the rent between tenancies, so landlords can’t evict tenants then jack up the rent.

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1 PM – 3 PM

WHERE: Ministry of Housing (777 Bay Street) in Toronto

ACORN members from Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Peel will be coming together to demand action. RSVP by contacting your local ACORN office.

East York “Represents” and Ready For War

We Are Preparing All Over Ontario!

Etobicoke Ready To Fight For Tenant Rights

What Are The Demands?

-No more rent increases for existing tenants. Ever!

-No rent increase between tenants moving. End the tenant holocaust of huge rent increases when tenants move out!

-Landlords must be licensed!

-We need criminal and credit checks on landlords to be mandatory!

-Landlords must have at least an accredited bachelor degree. We need a minimum educational background (Bachelors Degree) to become a landlord!

-Landlords must pass a criminal record check.  Are you a crook, no landlord license for you jail bird!

-Landlords must provide a credit and criminal check and proof of ownership to all tenant applicants who request it.

-Working with the Human Rights Commission all ‘refused applications” will require a Hearing if the declined Tenant applicant demands it.

-All landlords must put $5000.00 into a government fund so any tenant judgments will be paid from this fund immediately upon a judgement!

Tenants Are No Longer Weak And Disorganized

We Are ready to fight for our Human Rights

We Were Weak But Now We Are Strong!

Fix Toronto Community Housing NOW!

No help for my Autistic Kid, No Help With Housing, I will Fight!

We Need A New Ministry of Tenant Security NOW!

This needs to be a new branch of government.  It will be called the Ministry of Tenant Security.

This new branch of the provincial government will oversee all issues brought forth by Tenants.

Landlords cheating Tenants and Tenant Vs. Landlord Tribunals

This will include Tenant only tribunals to sue landlords for things such as poor maintenance, illegal entrance, rude and insulting behavior, proud behavior, looking down on Tenants.

It will also create a new police force that will help Tenants protect our rights and jail bad landlords who break the rule such as entering our homes without proper notice (one year in jail for a first time offense).

Join The Tenant Rally For Winning!

The usual landlord groups do nothing but kiss the asses of the landlords. Acorn and their allies like us are holding people accountable and we will do it!

The System Is Broken – Time for RADICAL ACTION TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES TO HELP TENANTS SURVIVE!

COME MARCH 12TH  TO THE MINISTRY AND DEMAND JUSTICE!

 

So You Want to be a Landlord in Ontario in 2012

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

January 1st, 2012

 

After years of hard work you have some money saved up.

How can I make this money ‘work’ for me? you think.

Stocks, bonds and mutual funds

You consider investing in mutual funds, or even taking the risk of investing in stocks and bonds. The closer you look, the riskier it looks. It’s far too unstable for what your goals are.

Bank Accounts

How about a bank account? It’s very low risk and you won’t have to think your investment every day. You do some research, make some calls, and realize putting your money into a bank account will yield you such little profit it’s not worth getting your bank account bankbook out! The big banks might make money, but you won’t.

What about Real Estate?

As you continue to look for investment opportunities you remember one of your relatives mentioning he did well buying and flipping real estate. You also have a friend who bought a residential property and rented it out to tenants. The more you think about it, the more this makes sense!

So you want to be a landlord?

It seems pretty simple to be a landlord. You buy a residential property and rent it out. The tenants pay you monthly, which covers your mortgage payments. If you buy the right property and manage to rent it at a high rate you will also be making ‘cash flow’ every month!

Mortgage free and cash flow galore

You get out your calculator and see that if you put the cash flow back into the property you can pay off the mortgage in a few years. This means the rent will come directly to you and your wallet. This is serious money!

If you hold on to the house, it might appreciate

You look back at house prices from a few years ago and see houses in your area have gone up in value. If you look back ten years ago, you see they’ve almost doubled. You make a ten year plan and imagine how much your rental property will be worth a decade from now…and you can sell it mortgage free!

You have a fool proof plan and think “why isn’t everyone doing this?”

A closer look at being a landlord

Everyone isn’t doing it, because there are far more challenges than at first glance.

Over the next few months, we are going to tackle important issues and answer questions about becoming a landlord.   Lots of topics will be covered, from choosing an area to invest to describing how to fill out an N4 (that’s what you serve when your tenant decides they don’t have to pay rent!)

Happy New Year!

So Called Millionaire Tenant From Hell

Monday, April 18th, 2011

‘Millionaire’ tenant leaves trails of angry landlords

April 15, 2011

The Toronto Star has published a fascinating report on a tenant who claims to be a millionaire.  So why doesn’t he pay the rent?

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Lease Help

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

What are the most important things to make sure I put in my lease to protect myself?

• Full legal names of all tenants

• Term of the lease (month by month, yearly, etc)
• Amount of the monthly rent and what that includes/excludes
• When the rent is due
• Appliances and/or Furnishings Included
• Address for Service for the Landlord
• Special Clauses About Everything Else