Report shows rental market “out of control”

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The number of landlords trying to evict tenants through applications to the local Landlord and Tenant Board office jumped by 95 per cent from 2010 to 2016.

Over the same six-year period, the Ontario-wide increase of landlords making an L2 application — the next step if tenants contest the form used to evict them — was 58 per cent.

A new rental housing report called Out of Control — released Friday by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic — argues Ontario should put in place additional protections to keep rent increases reasonable and create a healthy market.

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Article and Image source: The Hamilton Spectator

 

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