We Need a Small Landlord Lobby Group in Canada!!
I found in the past, when I made deputations to city council, about real estate and landlord mattes, that the councillors are clueless about anything that has to do with real estate and small landlords. That’s why it’s important to have a small landlord lobby group that speaks in your name.
There have been a number of groups more than 30 in Ontario, who have approached the govt, was part of a larger Association, without very much being resolved. We need a lobbying group, which is another thing altogether. A White Paper had been presented in 2019 to the Housing Dept, we met with representations of the RTA – Residential Tenancy Association and the LTB, Landlord and Tenant Board. Still, it didn’t change anything. Money has to be thrown at representatives, this is how lobbying works and Associations will then be heard and listened to!!
Then and only then will the small landlord see changes that will satisfy our special needs. Otherwise, we are left to the demise of the governments who are clueless and the big corporations who want to put the small landlords out of business and purchase all the home possible to then rent it back to people who won’t be able to pay the rent!! So much for affordable housing or housing the homeless!! “You will own nothing, and you will be happy.” What does that sound like to you???