Posts Tagged ‘Rental property’

Ontario Landlord Arrested For Assaulting Tenant’s Friend During Move-Out

Friday, October 26th, 2012

October 26th, 2012


Landlords Make Sure You Always Keep Your Cool Dealing With Tenants!

A Campbellford, Ontario landlord was charged with criminal assault after an argument with her former tenant.

What Happened?

A tenant was moving out of an apartment located on Ireton Street. According to  this led to an argument began between the landlord and the exiting tenant. The landlord lost her cool and bad things happened. She should have hired professional help.

Was the Tenant Breaking the Lease? Damaged the Property? Something Else?

It wasn’t mentioned. She could have done nothing wrong. Or she could have been another Tenant from Hell. The tenant’s friend was helping her move and waiting in a car when the argument began.

I Hope She Waited in the Car Because the Landlord/Tenant Dispute Was None of Her Business, Right?

The tenant’s friend went to see what was going on and also began arguing with the landlord.

Did The Tenant’s Friend Know the Landlord?

No. They had never met before.

What Happened During the Argument Leading to an Arrest?

During the argument the 74 year old landlord, Priscilla Duff, apparently “slapped” the tenant’s friend on her face during the argument.

The landlord is a 74 Years Old Woman?  Did the Tenant’s Friend Require Medical Attention?


What Happened Next?

The tenant’s friend went to the Ontario Provincial Police.


Landlord Priscilla Duff was arrested. and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday December 4th 2012 in Brighton, Ontario at 9:30 am.


Ontario Landlords this is a wake-up call. Protect yourself and keep your emotions in check. Keep cool with your tenants no matter what happens. Always use proper channels such as Small Claims Court to seek justice against bad tenants.

Ontario Housing Ministry on the Rent Increase Guideline for Ontario Landlords

Sunday, July 15th, 2012


Answers to Questions about Rent from Ontario Landlords Association Members

Ontario’s annual Rent Increase Guideline is released pursuant to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) – the legislation that governs rental housing in Ontario.  We believe this legislation balances the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants.

Ontario’s annual Rent Increase Guideline is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Ontario – an objective and transparent measure that is calculated by Statistics Canada.

The 2012 Rent Increase Guideline is 3.1%.  This guideline applies to a rent increase that begins any time between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 and applies to most residential units in Ontario.  However, other provisions of the RTA allow only one rent increase every 12 months, and require at least 90 days advance notice to tenants of a rent increase. (more…)

Is there a Grow-Op in your Rental Property?

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Because the government can take your property if there is

May 2011


The Crown can seize a King Township home used to grow marijuana, even though no criminal charges were ever filed in the case, Ontario’s highest court has ruled.  But, the government shouldn’t be able to take property without involving its owner in an investigation, the spokesperson for a landlord organization said in the aftermath of the ruling. (more…)

Damage Deposits – Bill 145 DEFEATED today at Queens Park!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Damage Deposits – Bill 145 –  Conservative Joyce Savoline introduced a bill in the Ontario Legislature that would permit landlords to collect a damage deposit equal to 1/4 of the monthly rent.  Today the Bill was defeated by votes by the Dalton McGuinty Ontario Liberals with help from the NDP.

Highlights of Our Meeting with the Ministry of Housing!!

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Highlights of Our Meeting with the Ministry of Housing

February 2011 – Landlord Justice, LTB

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, Senior Members of the Ontario Landlords Association met with three Senior Members of Minister Bartolucci’s staff at the Ministry of Housing Offices, 777 Bay Street, Toronto. Also in attendance was the Honourable MPP Mike Colle, who really engaged with us and shared a number of troubling stories from his own constituents.