FMTA News

FMTA in the News: Tenants Told to Remove Airconditioning as Temperatures Soar

Despite paying their own hydro, tenants at 521 Finch Avenue West are feeling the heat from their landlord, Metcap Living, who is demanding tenants remove their airconditioning units or face legal action. The article delves into the law surrounding use of airconditioners in the summer, and quotes both Geordie and a representative from ACTO.

 

FMTA in The News: Rental Scams

Finding an affordable apartment in Toronto's market can be difficult on its own, but throw scammers into the mix, and it can be treacherous. Matt Galloway, host of CBC’s Metro Morning, spoke with Tika Simone, she is a freelance event promoter and music blogger in Toronto. Then Matt spoke with Geordie Dent on the Federation’s outlook on the state of the rental market.

Tenants work together, receive compensation after superintendents removed

A corporate landlord has agreed to pay $50,000 to a group of Parkdale tenants who accused the company of neglecting their apartments.

Most Common Landlord and Tenant Board Applications Can Now be Filed Online

Landlords and tenants across Ontario can now file the most common Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) applications online, anytime from anywhere.

The e-File tool guides users through a series of steps, and then generates an application. Landlords and tenants can also pay their fees online and schedule the first available hearing date.

Metcap Perpetuates Peculiar Double Bind: Landlord Charging Two Months Rent After Evicting Tenants

A recent Toronto Star Investigation exposed a long-established practice of charging tenants for two months rent (for failing to give notice) after evicting them. Metcap ( a major Toronto landlord) would later report the debt to credit bureaus when the tenant was unable to pay thus creating additional hurdles for already vulnerable tenants by ruining credit.

New Website Connects Abused Women To Shelters Across Canada

A new website aims to give women and children seeking shelter from domestic abuse a one-stop connection to help.  The Shelter Safe website (address below) provides a clickable map of roughly 400 shelters across Canada, as well as 24-hour contact information and links to their websites.

http://www.sheltersafe.ca/

TENANT ASSOCIATION PROFILE: EPITOME APARTMENTS TA (160 Huron St.)

Founded in 2013,  the Epitome Apartments Tenants Association works to improve quality of life and reasonable enjoyment for existing and new tenants. After their building, 160 Huron was purchased by Akelius Canada (a relatively new entry to the Toronto rental market), tenants noticed a significant decline in maintenance and repairs as well as reduced transparency and accountability.

FMTA's Annual General Meeting & Tenant Assembly- 2015!

Join the FMTA for our 41st Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 1pm.

The AGM will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) - 252 Bloor St. W, Room 2212

All FMTA AGM's include:

Upcoming Forum: May 6th: Rental Housing; Can We Do Better?

The Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership presents a public forum:

Rental Housing: Can We Do Better? 

City of Toronto Rooming House Review: Survey

The City of Toronto is embarking on a review to address issues related to rooming houses.

Please take the time to participate in a survey. This survey is one method of gathering feedback from the public. To learn more about the Rooming House Review, please visit

www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay.

 

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