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(UPDATE – Check this link for details about the Annual Guideline Increase for 2013:  http://wp.me/pia0J-TX)

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The announcement by the Ontario Government of a 3.1% rent increase in 2012 is cause for concern among most tenants, especially those tenants surviving on modest incomes.  Landlords can increase rents by 3.1% without making an application to the Landlord and Tenant Board in 2012.
Refer to this link: http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/csc/@ltb/@keyinfo/documents/resourcelist/stdprod_088485.pdf

The explanation for this dramatic increase in the annual rent increase guideline has been attributed to the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Rick Bartolucci, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, has acknowledged that this sharp increase in annual (more…)

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The Annual Guideline Rent Increase for 2011 is being described as the lowest guideline increase in the 35-year history of rent regulation in Ontario. It has been set at 0.7% and is the maximum a landlord can increase the rent of existing tenants. The landlord will have to seek the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board to increase rents above the guideline of (more…)

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The Annual Rent Increase Guideline and the Above Guideline Increase for 2010 have been announced. Much to no one’s surprise both rent increase guidelines are greater than those of 2009. The Annual Rent Increase Guideline has been raised from 1.8% to 2.1% and applies to a rent increase that begins any time between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. This annual increase is intended to cover the (more…)

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Many tenants in Beaches-East York have relayed frustrating experiences with ‘problem landlords’ and property managers when requesting needed repairs to their apartment or when they complain about poor building maintenance. Unresolved complaints for outstanding repairs and building maintenance issues seem to be the bane of the existence of many tenants in the City of Toronto. Although your rental agreement clearly outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the tenant and the landlord, some landlords and property managers do not comply with the regulations set out in the “RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT” 

Here is what tenants have been telling us:

  •   Absence of tenant associations – The most common concern is the challenges faced when attempting to establish a tenants association in order to help tenants resolve complaints and violations. Tenants tell us landlords do not encourage this activity and that landlords remove any notices related to organizing tenants from the communal notice board. The security guards are also instructed to remove any pamphlets and flyers related to this activity. It was suggested that since the security guards remove these while doing their rounds between 4:00 pm and midnight the tenants should deliver the flyers either after midnight or around 6:00 am and that flyers should be inserted carefully so that they are not visible from outside the doors. The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 clearly states that: “It is an offence to try to prevent a tenant from forming a tenants’ association or taking part in one.”  
  • Violations by landlords and property managers – Tenants are confused by the longwinded process in place to resolve offences and/or violations committed by landlords. They feel helpless about the delaying tactics used by landlords when needed repairs are requested. (more…)

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