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Expect delays: Staffing shortage causing chaos at landlord-tenant board

A staffing shortage at the Sudbury office of the Landlord-Tenant Board is causing significant delays in resolving disputes between owners and tenants. The Sudbury office used to have two adjudicators, but one has resigned and hasn’t been permanently replaced, while another is on leave.  Vanessa Campbell, spokesperson for the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, said in […]

Call for Better Protection for Landlords

Call for Better Protection for Landlords

In North Bay, the local city council is set to lobby the province for better protection for landlords left with costly property damage by tenants. For a landlord, walking into a rental unit that has been damaged by a tenant is a nightmare. One that city councillors say is becoming all too common. Call for […]

Sudbury landlords concerned about problems new pot legislation will create

Sudbury landlords concerned about problems new pot legislation will create

Sudbury landlords making buildings non-smoking in anticipation of cannabis law Landlords in Sudbury are trying to get ahead of cannabis legislation coming this fall. The federal government has spelled out the framework, but for those who rent out apartments, houses and other units, those details are still hazy. They anticipate problems. Among the stipulations of the law, adults […]

Group gives landlords ‘a voice’

Group gives landlords ‘a voice’

Ray Goulet moved to Sudbury in 2011. He now owns five buildings and 31 apartments, but says he has experienced a terrible trend – bad tenants. “I was amazed with the amount of poor rentals, people taking advantage of the landlords, and there were no rules in place,” Goulet said. “There was no organization for […]

Who is responsible for clearing ice on rental properties?

Who is responsible for clearing ice on rental properties?

It’s that time of the year when parking lots, driveways and sidewalks are extremely slippery. Homeowners are required to clear ice for people who might walk onto their property, but what are the rules for renters and landlords? Freeze and thaw conditions at the tail end of winter can lead to a lot ice buildup. […]

Landlord assoc. says too many renting laws favour tenants

Landlord assoc. says too many renting laws favour tenants

Group looks to educate landlords on responsibilities, level the playing field for building owners The Greater Sudbury Landlord Association has amassed more than 30 members in just six short months of existence and their doors are open to new members. Made up of landlords, professional realtors, and property managers, the GSLA is aiming to educate its members and visitors through […]