Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby Mark1111 » Oct 30th, 2017, 12:08 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#210080

Once again the NDP government is taking away another tool that Landlords use to protect their investment. Fixed term leases just allows both parties the ability to part company after the term has completed.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby Hassel99 » Oct 30th, 2017, 12:32 pm

The article does not say what you think it does.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby kgcayenne » Oct 30th, 2017, 12:36 pm

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/b ... dmail.com&
"Well, you can sign another year's lease, but I want $230/mo more than what you were paying." <-- this is why.

While article does not specify which 'certain circumstances' are allowed to have vacate clauses, it does not say they are disallowed, so the protection can still be there.

Why the opposition Mark1111?
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 30th, 2017, 12:54 pm

Hassel99 wrote:The article does not say what you think it does.


Exactly. The article only seems to be stroking the heads of the renters and telling them that the NDP are looking after you. It has no teeth and can easily be sidestepped by the next rental agreement that will be required and have to be agreed to and signed off on by the renter before he/she is allowed to renew.
It might sound good on the surface by the renters and just another pain in the arse for the landlords, but this will just drive up rents for the next group of new tenants and those that are about to have their lease expire soon.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby Mark1111 » Oct 30th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Color me skeptical...I have no faith at all that any interference by the provincial government will lead to a positive results for either tenants or landlords. Leave the market system alone and go bother someone else.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 30th, 2017, 1:11 pm

Mark1111 wrote:Color me skeptical...I have no faith at all that any interference by the provincial government will lead to a positive results for either tenants or landlords. Leave the market system alone and go bother someone else.


I'm sorry, did we agree?
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby GordonH » Oct 30th, 2017, 1:21 pm

I really don't see anything wrong here.
Only ones that would have a problem with this are unscrupulous landlords who tend to screw tenants at any chance they can.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 30th, 2017, 1:37 pm

GordonH wrote:I really don't see anything wrong here.
Only ones that would have a problem with this are unscrupulous landlords who tend to screw tenants at any chance they can.


I agree, and those predators will always have a long line-up of prey at their door. This new legislation will only protect those of the lower IQ group and disenfranchised.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby Queen K » Oct 30th, 2017, 2:25 pm

The ones with few means to fight back. Exactly. No problem here with it whatsoever.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby seewood » Oct 30th, 2017, 8:52 pm

I don't have an issue with it so landlords don't jack rents up. Even the Landlord association agrees with it.
If I were to rent my suite out long term ever again, I want the fixed term lease in place just so if the tenant is a pill, they can be punted in 6 months. Don't have the long drawn out process with the RTB and the unit potentially being trashed.
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Re: Protection For Renters...but not Landlords?

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 30th, 2017, 9:28 pm

It this is entered into new legislation, it will make it much more difficult, expensive, and time consuming to enter into a rental agreement.

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Then let's talk :D about your job and prospects for the future. You think meeting you future in laws was uncomfortable...just wait until you have to meet a new landlord and enter a 1 year contract with him. Good luck.If he chooses YOU, he has no family members available and you are the last resort before leaving the basement empty[.
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