Posts Tagged ‘landlord community association’

THE OLA ‘MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE DRIVE’ – Give Proper Notice And Make Sure Your Rentals Are ‘Fire Safe’ (and have working smoke detectors)

Friday, December 1st, 2023

The most experienced and successful landlords in our community association know that tenants want to live in safe properties. No one should live in dangerous conditions and our members agree.

Most of our members used to rent and know finding a safe property who makes ‘house safety’ a priority is very important. This is why the latest news being discussed on our forums have many of our members unhappy and why we need to push hard to get landlords trained.

Wasaga Landlord Charged With Failing To Maintain Smoke Alarms

According to a report in Wasaga Sun via Simcoe news the owner a multi-unit rental faces nine charges.

The charges are under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act after firefighters were alerted to the situation in July.

Crews attended the building on 12th Street South on July 18, and arrived to find a resident attempting to put out a fire in one of the units with a garden hose.

In his monthly update to council, fire Chief Craig Williams said the fire was caused by a cellphone that malfunctioned while it was being charged. The resident who was trying to put out the fire was treated for smoke inhalation, and first- and second-degree burns on their hands.

The fire was contained to the one unit, though units above it had some smoke damage.

A further inspection of the entire building by firefighters led to the owner being charged with failing to install or maintain smoke alarms, a citation that carries a $360 fine for each charge if the person charged pays the fine rather than goes to court.

Should a charge go to court, Williams said, a conviction carries a fine of $50,000 per charge, and a year in jail.

“It serves as a reminder that landlords are responsible to provide working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” he said.

In an interview with, Williams said an alarm system in the building that uses heat detectors did go off to alert the residents to evacuate.

“However, in that complex, there are also standalone smoke alarms in each individual unit, and what we found was those standalone smoke alarms were either missing or they weren’t working,” he said.

We started our association to educate small landlords to be the landlords we always wanted to find and rent from.

Time To Make Sure Your Rentals Are Fire-Safe (and the smoke detectors are working!)

Take action NOW!

Make sure you give proper notice to your tenants and create the safe and comfortable rentals that we always wanted to find.

OLA Members Will Make Our Rentals Safe and Secure To Improve The Rental Industry! 

Our Members Will Become the Landlords We Always Wanted To Rent From!

Credit Checks For $10/Check – With Membership You Get Huge Savings – You Make Money!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

With a one time registration fee (only to cover our costs) you get access to credit checks for as low as $10 with the leading background screening companies in Canada.

We have kept this price since 2009 to help landlords pay the lowest price for the best services to help you succeed!

With so many “for profit” start ups charging up to $29.99/check you save $20/check.

so after only 5 credit checks with us you are making money thanks to our huge savings for you.

Many of our members have conducted hundreds of credit checks and the huge savings is like “making money”.

Even making thousands of dollars or more!

With such low costs you can run multiple checks to find the best applicants for your rental property!

It’s important landlords run your own checks to avoid getting fake ones with fake scores. And only from the best companies.

And At Fair Prices

The OLA has been warning landlords about this since 2013!

Join Our Community Association And Run Credit Checks For Only $10/Check

It’s a Deal That Can’t Be Beat!  All For A One Time Fee! 

Become A Professional Landlord And You Can Succeed.

So many experienced and successful landlords are part of our community. And we have so many small landlords who are “in the trenches” and working hard to succeed and creating great rental homes, with great service, and renting to their 5 star clients/tenants.

Yes, you can succeed! Learn from long term landlord successful experts and use the best credit check companies in Canada at very lost costs!

Ontario Landlords Association Fire Safety Campaign 2022: Keep Your Tenants Safe!

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Ontario Landlords Association Fire Safety Campaign Rental Property

Experienced Ontario Landlords Know Safe Rentals Are Our Priority!

Winter is already on the way.  For over a decade our landlord community association has educated small working class mom and pop landlords on the importance of Fire Safety!

Many small landlords had no idea they were required to make their rentals “fire safe” until we started sharing this vital information over a decade ago.

Sadly there are still landlords who aren’t following the laws in 2022. 

Rule #1 – Make sure you contact your local fire department and work together to make your rentals “fire-safe.” All properties are unique so get your local fire dept. to help you make your rentals safe.

Here is how to start according to the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs in 2022:

Most fire departments in Ontario provide homeowners with free fire safety inspections to go over which Fire Code Regulations and local by-laws affect your property. You can schedule an appointment and they conduct a walk-through assessment with you to go over the requirements.

For some safety tips and requirements of smoke alarms, please visit:

For some safety tips and requirements of carbon monoxide alarms, please visit:

Downloadable brochures can be found on our website here (and on the left-hand column):

Your local fire department would also have brochures and pamphlets (likely in multiple languages) to provide to you and your tenants..

Let’s Make Our Rentals Fire Safe!

Safe rentals are a great way to let all the good tenants out there know you are a responsible and professional landlord who takes being a landlord seriously.  Successful landlords know good tenants want to rent from responsible landlords who rent out safe and well maintained rental housing units. Remember: Contact your local Fire Department for details for your specific rental property!

The Ontario Landlords Association is a community association that has launched Fire Safety Campaigns for over a decade to make sure residential landlords across the province are aware of their responsibilities for owning rental properties and protecting our tenants.