FMTA News

Automatic Rent Reductions: Questions and Answers

1. "Why did I get this notice?"

• Your apartment building was assessed for lower property tax by the City than the previous year

• Under provincial law, because of this lower tax, you can automatically reduce your next month's rent starting Jan.1st.

 

2. "Why didn't I get a notice?"

FMTA on Rent Reductions

Hotline Counsellor at Work

Members of the FMTA Hotline shown talking about the 130,000 Automatic Rent Reduction notices sent by the City of Toronto.

Watch the video here: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Local_News/Toronto/ID=1363046072

Policy on Human Rights and Rental Housing -Ontario Human Rights Commission

See this important policy paper from Barbara Hall and Cherie Robertson of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

www.ohrc.on.ca

Toronto is the least affordable city for housing in Canada

According to the 2009 report, Vital Signs by the Toronto Community Foundation, Toronto's housing is the least affordable in Canada. The report, issued this week, is a detailed account of Toronto's social health. The report can be accessed here.

FMTA in the News!

THe FMTA was quoted in the Toronto Star, speaking about the new Ontario Human Rights Commission's Policy on Rental Housing.  Read the story here.

HST letter to Finance Minister

  The Honourable Dwight Duncan

 May 21, 2009

 Dear Minister,

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations has been a voice for tenants for over thirty five years.  We wish to express some views on the Harmonized Sales Tax as it affects tenants.

New! Smart Sub-Metering Resources

A number of new Smart Sub-Metering resources have been added to the Resources Section of the FMTA website including samples letters, a FMTA flyer and a tenant tip sheet.

To access those resources click here.

Questions, Answers and Info about the smart meter decision

Tenant Tip Sheet - August 2009 - Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

Has your landlord asked you to agree to take on electricity bills?

Just say no...to smart sub-metering!