March 24th, 2013
With So Many Great Tenants Out There, Make Sure You Learn The Skills Needed To Find Them (and help them find you!)
The Toronto Star has continued to report on the saga of a “Tenant From Hell“ which began in 2011. At long last it looks like the saga has finally ended for the landlords involved.
You might remember this, as the Ontario Landlords Association has followed this story closely.
We were there from the very beginning when a small landlord reached out for help all the way to the “Tenant From Hell” finally being evicted from the house of her last landlord and then moving out.
According to the Star story in February Nina Willis was found guilty of changing the locks on a house she rented and blocking her landlord from entering the home.
The Crown Prosecutor noted Willis didn’t even show up and a message was needed to be sent to discourage the types of things Willis had done.
She was convicted of:
1. 2 counts of of obstructing the landlord’s right to enter the rental unit
2. 1 count of changing the lock without her landlord’s consent.
At the conclusion of the trial the Justice of the Peace, Rhonda Roffey, ordered Nina Willis to pay $2,750. This amount must be paid within the next 6 months.
Don’t Let This Happen To You
Several of the landlord victims who suffered through this ordeal wanted to protect themselves (and never have this happen again) and became Ontario Landlord Association members.
Proper tenant screening is a must for Ontario landlords. There are lots of great tenants out there and you need to help them find you.
How Do You Find Them?
Learn how to attract the best tenants to your rental property.
How Do I Make Sure I Rent to Great Tenants?
Tenant screening is key. Learn the questions must ask and the things you must do to find your perfect tenant.
Knowledge is the key to avoid bad tenants and find great ones. Learn what questions you need to ask and things you need to do to find great tenants.
It’s up to you. The Ontario Landlords Association offers you the tools you need to succeed.