FMTA News

Tenants Could Lose Millions of Dollars in Interest Payments

For Immediate Release - September 2, 2004

 

From the days of Bill Davis right through to Ernie Eves, tenants have been entitled to an interest payment of 6% from landlords on deposits held for the "last month's rent".

Rent Guideline Announcement - Better But More Needed

August 13, 2004, For Immediate Release

 

Today the Ontario Government announced the annual rent guideline for 2005 as 1.5%. This confirms the promise made last April to end the bonus provisions contained in the annual guideline since 1987.

RENTS WILL STILL INCREASE IN ONTARIO

April 22, 2004 For Immediate Release

The release of the Government Tenancy Reform Consultation Paper has started an overdue debate on the fairest system for tenants and landlords.

Federation Releases Redprint - Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Rent Increases

December 4, 2003, For Immediate Release

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations is advising the new Ontario Government to keep its promise of "real protection for tenants at all times." It is time TO STOP ALL RENT INCREASES PENDING NEW LEGISLATION.

FEDERATION CAUTIOUS AND WATCHFUL OF LIBERAL RENT CONTROL POLICY

September 30, 2003

During this campaign, the Liberal party has confirmed and improved their policy on rent control.

However, the policy still does not call for a rent freeze or roll back and they continue to discuss vacancy rates in connection to possible de-control.

RELIEF TIME FOR TENANTS

For Immediate Release August 28, 2003

The Federation of Metro Tenants Associations is calling on Premier Ernie Eves to place a moratorium on rent increases for 2004.

NO RENT CONTROL FOR DOGS EITHER

June 3, 2003

A major Toronto landlord is now charging rent to dogs. The Federation has obtained a lease used by Briar Lane Management that requires an extra monthly payment of $250 a month for apartments with dogs.

Pets are permitted in all Ontario apartments, but some tenants will have to pay $3000.00 a year for that right.

SARS VICTIMS NEED PROTECTION FROM EVICTION

May 6, 2003

The Federation of Metro Tenants Associations wants to ensure that no SARS victim loses their home.

In a letter to the Minister of Housing, and to the Chair of the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, the FMTA asked that a directive be issued.

RENTAL TRIBUNAL AWARDS LANDLORD 14.6% INCREASE WITHOUT EVIDENCE AND WITHOUT A HEARING

March 2, 2003, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tenants at 1595 Bathurst came home to a shock last week, when they found a written decision by the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal awarding their landlord a 14.6% rent increase above the annual guideline.

ERNIE, WHAT ABOUT TENANTS?

November 12, 2002, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Now that the Premier has seen the light about his disastrous deregulation policy on hydro, tenants would like him to see the same light about his disastrous anti-rent control policy.