OLA and the Media
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The Ontario Landlords Association for small business landlords (OLA) is a volunteer community organization of individual members that formed over a decade ago. We network together to help each other run successful rental businesses. We are not a lobby or political group. We are your neighbours who happen to have invested in a rental property.
Our members are nurses, contractors, mechanics, fire-fighters, lawyers, teachers, pilots, drivers, plumbers and more. Most OLA members own or manage rentals of less than 10 units, we are important stake-holders playing an important role in the Ontario economy. The OLA provides a comprehensive range of benefits and services to its members and strives to raise standards in rented accommodation.
Small business landlords often assume great risk when they rent out their home or condo. They could be faced with a tenant who does not pay rent, who conducts illegal activity from their suite or who causes extensive damage. Evicting a tenant in Ontario is a complex and lengthy process that can take many months and is sometimes unsuccessful. Small business landlords are rarely acknowledged for the risks they face as well as for the vital service they provide.
The OLA for small business landlords welcomes media attention and can offer experts in all areas of the “landlording” experience. From ‘begbugs’ to ‘rent increases’ to ‘the effects of the HST’, the OLA can give you a grass-roots, stake-holder view of your average Ontarian who has invested here. We will only reply to reputable media on landlord topics that our members have experiences with.