Saturday, April 11, 2020

Making It Easier For Landlords to Increase Profits.

On March 13, Steve Clark, Ontario Minister for Municipal affairs and Housing, proposed new rules for the Residential Tenancies Act, which would protect tenants from renovictions. This is when landlords remove tenants during renovations in order to replace them with those who will pay the higher rents after the renovations are completed. 

Mr. Clark frothed on about how beneficial it will be to tenants, but Cole Webber, a legal worker with Parkdale Community Legal Services in Toronto, ain't exactly buying it: ''The Provinces proposed rules make it easier for the landlord to evict the tenants. 

The legislation aims to speed up eviction in two ways - the first is by limiting the ability of the tenants to defend against eviction by repair and maintenance issues at an eviction hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board. 

The second is that it empowers officers who are not adjudicators or Board members to issue eviction orders against tenants who they deem have violated the terms of the previous Foreign Buyers Own $45.25 Billion Worth of Vancouver Real Estate agreement with the landlord. 

No, I think it’s about making it easier for landlords to evict tenants - displacing working class renters in the interests of landlords increasing their profits.

S.P.C. Members.

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