FMTA News

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.

Automatic Rent Reductions 2013: Questions and Answers

This year, over 136,000 rent reductions are going out to tenants in the City of Toronto.

Go to the City of Toronto's website to learn more and see if you qualify for a rent reduction.

Click here to visit the City of Toronto website!

 

You can also call the Tenant Hotline at 416-921-9494.

FMTA in the News!

Top Five Tenant Gripes about Condo Landlords

Tenants face unique challenges when they rent condo units. In this article, which appeared recently in the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, The FMTA discusses top five ways in which landlords fail condo tenants:

 

HAPPY NATIONAL HOUSING DAY! THREE THINGS ALL CANADIANS SHOULD KNOW

To celebrate National Housing Day 2012, the Wellesley Institute Published a flip sheet outlining three major housing facts all Canadians should know. These are:

 

Connecting Communities Tenant School is Now Accepting Participants!

Would you like to learn more about landlord and tenant law?

Do your clients deal with housing problems?

Registration for the January- February 2013 Tenant School is now open. Sign up by completing the registration form and returning it to:

Howard Tessler- Tenant School Coordinator