They Call Her "The Terminator"
Landlords and other legal professionals have affectionately nicknamed paralegal April Stewart "The Terminator" because she has successfully terminated so many problem tenancies. Her goal is to save landlords from the nightmare particular tenants can cause, and get them out of their property fast!
You have invested time, money and effort into your investment property. Do not underestimate the power of good tenant screening and careful management after the tenants move in. A proactive landlord is usually a successful landlord.
Good landlords don't deserve bad tenants! Read more here...
What is Unfair About The System Governing Tenancies?
|Any tenant, regardless of their income, is automatically qualified for free legal advice and representation at Hearings. Meanwhile, landlords are expected to “know” what is required of them, how to prepare legal documents, how to represent themselves, or retain paid representation!
The same tenant can be evicted over and over again without facing consequences before the Landlord and Tenant Board. Landlords and the general public do not have the ability to access eviction records. BUT, for a fee, anyone can find out the names and addresses of landlords who make an Application before the Board.
A tenant can pay first and last, move into your unit, pay the rent for the most part, and eventually gives you notice that they are moving out. You stop by to check the place out and discover that it is destroyed! Holes in the walls, stained rugs, screens and doors ruined. You cannot deduct these damages from the tenant's last month's rent deposit, that payment must be applied ONLY to the rent for the final month of the tenancy! Ontario landlords are not permitted to collect a damage or security deposit of any kind!
A landlord wishing to bring a matter before the Landlord and Tenant Board must pay a $170.00 filing fee. Tenants wishing to bring their landlord to the Board pay only $45.00 or no fee at all. Free legal counsel is waiting to assist!