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Don’t Pay Rent For 1 Or 2 Years…And How You Can Avoid Being Evicted Later On!

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Disclaimer: “This isn’t an attack on landlords. This is an attack on the system that got us here.”

Don’t Pay Rent And How You Can Avoid Future Eviction!

We hear so many media stories of why working class tenants who are suffering in this deadly pandemic “must” pay rent.

We hear paying rent instead of saving money for food and emergencies is “the right thing to do”.  It’s a morality test.

And while we are laid off from work and worried about our future we should “care about the landlords who need to pay their mortgage more than our not dying!”

It’s really makes me gag and want to throw up.

Landlord – Tenant Matters Are A Business Negotiation Of Equals

Landlords are running a business, yet they expect pay from their client (their Tenant) to instantly appear like the 11th Commandment is “You Must Pay Rent and Enrich Your Landlord.”

The federal and provincial governments have made it clear Tenants should not make paying rent a priority.

In Ontario the Landlord and Tenant Board is closed so if you don’t pay rent there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOUR LANDLORD CAN LEGALLY DO.

So I Don’t Have To Pay May Rent and It’s Okay?

Yes!  It’s not only okay, it’s the right thing to do. Even Premier Ford said this and with the Landlord and Tenant Board closed you cannot be evicted for any reason! You can enjoy life and survive in this challenging era.

My sucker Tenant agreed to move out, now I can raise the rent 100%! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Landlord Tricks – LL Is Offering Me 3 Months Of Rent If I Sign An N11 And Move

We hear so many media stories of why working class tenants who are suffering in this deadly pandemic “must” pay rent.

Here is a common dirty tactic.  Don’t sign the N11. If you move where will you find another apartment at similar rents?  And if you move you will need to pay “first and last” but if you stay in your current apartment you don’t need to pay rent for months!

Tenants Cannot Be Evicted

You do not need to pay rent. Premier Doug Ford said that. So don’t be an idiot and pay rent on May 1st.  As Doug Ford said, use that money for more important things.

Tenants Cannot Be Evicted And What This Means

Use this opportunity to protect yourself and use your money not on paying rent to parasitic landlords.

Don’t feel sorry for your landlord because they cry for help but have multiple properties and just want to make even more profits off our backs in this horrible economy.

How Long Can I Not Pay Rent?

For now it’s at least April but we predict it will me much longer.  Perhaps six months, or a year or even longer. We might even be able to be rent free for 18-36 months! Yes, that’s 3 years of savings for food and education.

What If My Landlord Tells Me To “Pay Up Or Leave?”

That’s illegal.  You can call the police.  The only legal way to evict a Tenant is via the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) and that isn’t working.

If you feel threatened CALL THE POLICE ASAP!  The boys in blue are very sympathetic to Tenant victims and will help you and even get your landlord criminal charged.

So What Happens When The LTB Gets Open Again?

Even before this crisis landlords had to wait 6-10 months to get a Hearing.  With the huge backlog it will be at least a year to get any type of Hearing when the virus pandemic ends.

So That Means I Don’t Have To Pay Rent For 1+ Years?

Yes, and this a good thing. Your landlord is already rich and you need to worry about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.

Your landlord is probably living their million dollar bunker anyway.

If I Owe Year Or More Of Rent And Don’t Pay What Happens?

Don’t worry. 

The Board can cancel all your rent debt if YOU HAVE A GOOD STORY SHOWING YOU TRIED BUT NEEDED TO PAY FOR FOOD OVER RENT.

-GET CONCRETE (written, video recording) EVIDENCE  YOU TRIED TO WORK WITH YOUR LANDLORD AND YOUR DEBTS WILL BE VANISHED BY THE LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD

-IT’S EVEN BETTER IF YOU PAY A LITTLE BIT, AS THEY CAN HELP YOUR CASE…”SEE I PAID WHAT I COULD YOUR HONOUR!”

IF YOU EXPLAIN YOU DIDN’T PAY (OR DIDN’T PAY FULL RENT) WAS DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS…YOU WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON A “PAYMENT PLAN” INSTEAD OF EVICTION. EXPLAIN YOUR SUPER CHALLENGING ECONOMIC SITUATION AND YOU CAN END UP JUST PAYING $50 MORE A MONTH AND STAY IN YOUR HOME. REMEMBER TO SHOW PROOF OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, BILLS, TUITION, ETC.

Collecting debts in Canada is very difficult.  The only real trick landlords have is to garnish wages.  So never tell them where you work.

But if  they won $30,000 -$100,000 you can also just declare bankruptcy and the landlord will NEVER COLLECT YOUR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS SAVINGS.

Lesson: By Not Paying Now You Are Saving Thousands Of Dollars.

Help Fellow Tenants By Not Paying Rent On May First.

Let’s make this go viral.

Small Residential Landlords Need Support

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

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We Explained And Premier Ford Gets It  – 

“A lot of them aren’t big landlords. They’re just hard-working people that might have a couple units that are trying to survive.”

Ontario Landlords Association members have been relentless in getting our message across to those in power. Our businesses are at stake!

We are working hard together to support fellow landlords and our tenants in need during this crisis. Wow, we’ve been working non-stop!

Via phone calls, emails, zoom meetings and more, our members across Ontario have been in constant regular contact with MPPs (including Cabinet Ministers), the Ministry of Housing, and even Premier Ford himself.

Protecting Small Landlords, Our Rental Businesses, And Our Tenants

Thanks to our members the message is getting through as Premier Ford stated his support for small residential landlords saying:

“A lot of them aren’t big landlords. They’re just hard-working people that might have a couple units that are trying to survive.”

Our message has been heard.  Loud and Clear.

Ontario Is Reopening Under The Guidance of Premier Ford

Ontario premier Doug Ford said he will announce details for a gradual reopening Ontario next week. He reiterated that the plan to restart the economy will be a slow process that unfolds in phases.

With May 1 approaching, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said today the province is asking the federal government to help with a residential rent relief program.

“Today, I’ll ask the prime minister to work with us on a program for residential tenants,” he said.

His announcement comes on the heels of prime minister Justin Trudeau detailing a program for commercial rent relief that the federal government is implementing in partnership with the provinces. Ford said the commercial rent relief program will cost $900 million.

Ford added that he will “push the federal government” on rent relief.

We’re doing it with businesses, now we need to do it with tenants and landlords for residents,” he added. “A lot of them aren’t big landlords. They’re just hard-working people that might have a couple units that are trying to survive.

He said the federal government has been a “fabulous” partner “but we need more. We need more for residential rent.

The Minister of Housing supports our cause saying “When these families are forced to choose between food and rent, it also impacts Ontario landlords and the stability of our rental housing sector.”

Clark wrote a request to help small residential landlords to the Trudeau government this week.

Your Voice Is Being Heard, Now We Need To Step On The Gas Pedal!

Small landlords have invested their savings and bought rental properties across the province. This has created hundreds of thousands of affordable, high quality rentals all over Ontario.

We need to be protected as we have put our faith into creating high quality rental properties…just like the properties we always wanted to rent!

Help Us Make Change to Protect Small Residential Landlords!

Let us know your thoughts and opinions and it will be sent to Premier Doug Ford and those in the top positions of power.

You Can Help Fix The Ontario Residential Tenancies Act & The Landlord And Tenant Board!

Friday, June 8th, 2018

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With a New Government That Will Make Ontario “Open for Business” We Urgently Need to Fix the Landlord and Tenant Board and Repair the Broken Ontario Residential Tenancies Act

The Ontario Landlords Association And Our Members Communicate With Key PC Leaders (Including the New Premier) And Will Be Making A Submission for URGENT Changes to Help Small Landlords!

For the more than the past decade Ontario landlords have been forced to follow the “bad-tenant friendly” rules of the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Why “bad-tenant friendly?”

Because the laws in Ontario not only do not protect landlords, they do not protect good tenants. It has been far too easy for bad tenants to manipulate the system and rip off hard working people who have invested in rental properties in Ontario. It’s also easy for these same bad tenants to cause problems with others renting in the unit and the current laws give the landlord few powers to do anything about it.

Many terrific landlords have been burned and has given up being landlords in Ontario. Many have decided stocks, bond, or investing in Florida or Arizona rental properties are much safer ways to invest wisely.

Many new landlords are shocked to find we cannot charge a damage deposit in Ontario. Or when they find tenants can live in your property for months and not pay rent. Or learn that it is super easy for tenants to break a lease with bad behaviour.

A New Government That Is “Business Friendly” and Listens to People Who Are On the “Front Lines”

On June 7th the voters of Ontario gave a massive majority to the PC party under the leadership of Doug Ford. Many of our senior OLA members know Premier Ford and people who will be in his cabinet as well as other MPPs…and we’ve known them for years. Our members helped many PC candidates get elected on June 7th by volunteering, putting up signs, working hard on social media, and getting out the vote. We played a role in many ridings that went “Blue”, especially in the 905.

Our landlord community members are aware of the challenges we face and some of them were even around in 2010 when the Ontario Landlords Association lobbied for Ontario Landlords to be able to charge a damage deposit!

(We worked hard on this but the Liberals and NDP voted us down saying landlords would abuse damage deposits.  The Liberals and NDP were so arrogant they would not even consider anything that might anger their tenant voters or sound “landlord-friendly”.)

We Have An Opportunity To Fix The System

The Ontario Landlords Association is a community of landlords across the province. We are the “people” who make up the industry.  We are all small landlords ourselves not ‘talking heads’ who have never had to deal with a late rent payment, tenant vs tenant drama or worse in their properties. We rely on filling our units and getting rent paid (on time) every month.

We are very confident the new Ontario government understands the concerns of small landlords and will make sure to work with us to “fix the system” to help small landlords, good tenants, and assist in motivating thousands of people to invest in rental properties in Ontario.

Bad Tenants Are Now Legally Allowed To Abuse The System

The current system in Ontario is simply broken. Not only broken, but it is “seriously broken” and biased against small landlords and we are often bullied, disrespected and subject to a circus at the Landlord and Tenant Board.

It’s become pretty common for tenants to leave behind damages. As this Ottawa landlord experienced, with no damage deposit and slow evictions some tenants can trash your investment leaving you with tens of thousands of dollars in losses.

Or you get professional tenants who know how to manipulate landlords and then end up staying without paying rent for months.

The Ontario Residential Tenancies Act Needs Changes…Lots of Changes!

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Many new landlords are not aware that the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act is the law that covers our industry.  Let’s work together to change the laws and make them fair for landlords.

With fair laws, more people will invest and become landlords and it’s a “win-win” situation for both good landlords and good tenants. Now the laws are simply unfair.

The Ontario Landlord And Tenant Board Must Be Totally Revamped Or Replaced

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Experienced landlords who have been to the LTB call it the “eviction delay machine.”  Tenants can easily work together with their free government provided legal representatives to delay evictions and play the system. 

Many people who have been to the Board say some adjudicators are biased and unfair and have some type of ideological hatred towards small landlords who provide safe, affordable housing for tenants. We even had one of our members get told “you should just let your tenant stay rent free for the next two months or we can bring up maintenance claims… after all no house is ‘perfect’ so be smart.”

Other landlords call the LTB a “Kangaroo Court”.

One of our members had a judge lecture him about the need to protect tenants, even if they don’t pay rent.  And then “off the record” said his rental properties must have appreciated a lot, how many do you own in the area?

The LTB needs to be revamped…or replaced!

Should we fire all the adjudicators, legal aid reps and replace the Landlord and Tenant Board with something better? What do you think?

We Need Your Help To Fix The Residential Tenancies Act and To Revamp, or Replace, the Landlord and Tenant Board

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We want your help in fixing the Ontario landlord/tenant system.  After 15 years of abuse, things need to change.

For 15 years the tenant activists have been in charge of things leading to unfair rules that has led to so many hard working investors losing thousands of dollars.  And these unfair rules do not only lead to financial disaster, but to stress, sleepless nights and even family problems.

Have Your Say – Submissions to the New Provincial Ford Government

We need your input and opinions. Let us know your ideas and experiences and it will get to the premier and his cabinet, we can assure you of that. 

Our new pro-business, pro-growth, pro-fairness government wants to make sure more people invest in rental properties in Ontario. This will lead to more choices for tenants, lower vacancy rates, and a win-win situation for good landlords and good tenants.

Please provide your ideas and experiences by emailing us at:

Landlordtenantsolutions@groupmail.com

Please make sure to comment on the following

(1) What Protections Would You Need To Invest in More Rental Properties in Ontario?

(2) Should Tax Payers Fund Free Legal Representation at the LTB For All Tenants (even wealthy tenants)?

(3) Would Be Able To Charge a Damage Deposit Help Your Rental Business?

(4) How Much Do You Need To Raise the Rent Each Year to Cover Your Expenses?

(5) When A Lease Ends Should Tenants Still Be Able To Automatically Stay as Monthly Tenants?

(6) Should the N4 Which Currently Give Tenants 14 days to Pay Go to 7 Days or 3 Days Or 24 Hours?

(7) Should We Have To Pay 1 Month Of Rent Just to Move In to Our Own Properties?

(8) Would An Eviction Notice of 24 Hours to Move for Serious Abuse/Damages Protect You and Your Rental?

(9) Should Tenants Have To Disclose Maintenance Issues And Pay Rent In Full Before Any Hearing?

(10) What Should The Laws Be For Marijuana and Rental Properties?

It’s time for Change and You Can Help Us Make It Happen!

Our Landlord Community Are the Hard Working Folks Who have Risked Money and Put in Our Time and Energy To Create Great Rental Properties in Ontario!

We Have Been Mistreated For Years With Anti-Landlord Policies Allow Bad Tenants To Walk All Over Us!  We Need You To Help Us Make Huge Changes To Improve the Ontario Rental Industry!