FMTA News

Revisiting: Fairlease!

The FMTA's Fairlease project aims to make tenants aware of their rights and responsibilities in terms of their tenancy with a landlord. A number of tenancies in Ontario are verbal, however those that are written often contain a number of illegal provisions which take advantage of tenants.

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: The Parkdale Tenants' Association

The Parkdale Tenants Association has been working to improve tenants' lives since 1971. A grassroots group with strong roots in the community, its members have joined together to force landlords to be more accountable. High rent increases, buildings in appalling condition, and harassment by landlords continue to be issues faced by low-income tenants in Parkdale.

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: High Park Residents Association

The High Park Residents' Association (HPRA) has a catchment area that includes over 15,000 residents living in two distinct geographical areas bordering High Park. Whether renting or owning, all residents within the catchment area are both welcome and encouraged to join the Residents' Association.

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: The East York Tenants Group

Comprising tenants in East York, the Association aims to ensure tenants enjoy comfortable rental accommodations and landlords comply with existing property standards.

New Fee Waiver Proposed for Low-Income Tenants

An amendment in proposed legislation dealing with co-op and rental housing was recently introduced by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

New Resources: Not-for-Profit Incorporators Handbook

New resources available on the FMTA resource section!

When Can Your Landlord Evict You?

Many people believe that they cannot be evicted in the winter months. This is false, says this Learn Law fact sheet, and it lists the rules set out by Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act that a landlord must follow to evict a tenant. It also explains the eviction procedure and what the rights of tenants are in this procedure.

Human Rights Legal Support Centre- Discrimination in Housing

The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre newsletter is devoted to housing. Articles include:

CLEO On the Radar- Human Rights: Discrimination in Housing

Human Rights: Discrimination in Housing

December 10 is Human Rights Day, which celebrates the United Nations' adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.