Monthly Archives: May 2012

Selling a house: Can you evict a tenant?–can-you-evict-a-tenant-when-you-want-to-sell-your-home

May 25, 2012

Mark Weisleder

Can you evict a tenant when you want to sell your home?

One common question asked by landlords are the rules that surround the sale of their property and tenants. The main question is “Can I evict the tenant before I sell, so that I can fix it up?” The short answer is no. Continue reading

Landlords want secrecy lifted to battle bad tenants

Landlords want secrecy lifted to battle bad tenants

May 08, 2012

Emily Mathieu

Ontario should end the secrecy that allows bad tenants to flourish, says a group representing 2,300 landlords.

“The standards should be the same across the justice system,” said Vince Brescia, president and chief executive officer of the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO).

Brescia was responding to a Star investigation that revealed how rules governing the provincial Landlord and Tenant Board allow tenants to exploit the system with little consequence and ruin small landlords in the process. Continue reading