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Ontario rent freeze expires on Jan. 1

October 4, 2021 latest news Comments Off on Ontario rent freeze expires on Jan. 1
Ontario rent freeze expires on Jan. 1

Some Ontario tenants have begun receiving notices of rent increases next year, now that the province’s yearlong provincial rent freeze is set to expire on Jan. 1.

That’s when landlords of rent-controlled buildings will be allowed to raise rents up to 1.2 per cent– the maximum allowable under the provincial guideline.

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Landlords wait on tens of thousands in unpaid rent due to ‘exhausting’ Ontario board delays

May 27, 2021 latest news Comments Off on Landlords wait on tens of thousands in unpaid rent due to ‘exhausting’ Ontario board delays
Landlords wait on tens of thousands in unpaid rent due to ‘exhausting’ Ontario board delays

Ankit Patel says he inadvertently became a landlord when he bought his dream home.

Now, tenant problems and major backlog at Ontario’s Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) have put him in so much debt, he has to sell his mother’s home and has even considered selling the dream home.

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Plans to resolve landlord and tenant disputes online permanently sparks debate

April 16, 2021 latest news Comments Off on Plans to resolve landlord and tenant disputes online permanently sparks debate
Plans to resolve landlord and tenant disputes online permanently sparks debate

Like many services that were in-person before COVID-19, the resolution of landlord and tenant disputes went virtual during the pandemic to protect public health. But a plan by the province to switch to a permanent online-first system has sparked concern from some who say it’s unfair and will make it easier to evict residents.

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