Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Landlord licences proposed Toronto about to be civilized

Is the City of Toronto about to be civilized in the area of rental housing at last. The Toronto Star is reporting that a new staff report outlining ways to tackle the problem of poorly maintained buildings in the city – including the option of licensing Toronto landlords – will go before the mayor's powerful executive committee in November. [full article at the Toronto Star] [opens in new window]

Just look at about any street or avenue in the city and you can quickly spot the absent landlord rented building, the garbage out front, the 4 doorbells the constant move in move out cylces.

For many years the city had let absent landlords really mess up some streets, and getting the city to enforce the more basic bylaws is just impossible.

Hopefully the new bylaw will pass.

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