We Are Keeping The Pressure On To Create More Fairness For Ontario Landlords
Ontario Landlords Association members have made sure the message of small landlords across Ontario have been heard by the Ford government
Our members have been working tirelessly to reach out not only to MPPs but also to Mayors, council members, and other industry leaders in every corner of the province for months.
This is how you lobby and make real change in a democracy (not PR tricks like protests at city hall, or promoting shady companies to make a bit of money)
Many of our members are also Realtors and we advised them to reach out to the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) to join us for help and they did.
The OREA CEO is Tim Hudak.
Tim is a friend of small business and that includes small landlords. Way back in 2011 Tim and his Progressive Conservatives worked with the Ontario Landlords Association to propose a new law in Parliament to allow landlords to charge a “damage deposit.”
The PC’s voted to allow small landlords to charge a 2 week “damage deposit” in addition to “first and last.” This was shocking at the time as the idea the Ontario Landlords Association presented (damage deposits) was considering radical at the time.
A damage deposit equivalent to 2 weeks of rent would be a good first step and would make sure tenants:
-Made sure all garbage was removed
-Made sure the fridge was cleaned of all left over food
-Made sure the carpets were steam cleaned and smell removed
-Made sure tenants would clean up while the landlord did showings to new potential tenants
Sadly the Bill Was Defeated (The Liberals and the NDP voted against it).
Ontario Real Estate Association Demands Quicker Hearings For Landlords
Just a few days ago Tim Hudak (who is the best premier we never had) wrote a letter to the Ministry based on the concerns of his membership (many who are also part of our membership).
You can read Tim’s letter here.
Tim’s letter, along with our lobbying worked!
The Ministry finally realizes our concerns and is doing something about it to help small landlords!
Join Thousands of Other OLA Members Working Hard To Protect Landlords And Get Our Concerns Heard