Small Landlords Have Waited Long Enough To Evict Non-Paying Tenants. Many LLs Not Been Paid Rent For Months
The Ontario NDP wants to shut down the Landlord and Tenant Board. You can read about it here.
The NDP claims there is a lot of ” growing, disturbing reports of systematic procedural unfairness” going on.
They want the Ontario Human Rights Commission to shut down Hearings: “Board hearings should be postponed for tenants who are unable to participate fully in virtual hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic…”
Along with this there is lots of talk on social media and around the province that Ontario is going to a have a harsher lock-down soon due to the Covid-19 virus.
This lock-down will last for a long time and many services will be shut down in 2021. Even Prime Minister Trudeau is predicting a “Long, Dark Winter” where people will need to stay in our homes and there will measures more strict than ever before.
Tenant groups and others on social media (and leaks from those in the Ministry) are claiming a part of this will be another lock down of the courts.
And this lockdown will include the closing the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)
The Ontario Landlords Association And Our Members Demand The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) Remain Open!
Our members across the province cannot survive any more delays. We have mortgages, property taxes and maintenance repairs to be paid.
We understand the situation that some tenants may face in getting fair access to online hearings.
This is not our fault. The fault is with those running Landlord and Tenant Board.
There are numerous mistakes which were made. Not the least of which was failing to hire more adjudicators last year to cut the incredibly long wait times for landlords to even get a Hearing date.
If there are real problems with the operation of the current Landlord and Tenant Board…fix it!
We call for an complete review of the Landlord and Tenant Board and all those involved running it. With the rental industry being so important we need professional staff and an efficient method of justice for both landlords and tenants. There needs to be changes and improvements.
Small “Mom and Pop” Landlords Cannot Survive Another LTB Lockdown!
The Ontario Landlords Association and our thousands of members all over Ontario continue to suffer not through not any fault of our own.
We need to have access to justice and want the Ministry to prepare to allow landlords access to justice even during a “long dark winter.” We need action now!
Keep The Landlord And Tenant Board Open So Small Landlords Can Get Access To Justice