Saturday, November 28

Rent

Coronavirus, Evictions, Local, Ontario government, Provincial, Rent

Opposition parties warn of wave of evictions as rent expires – The Canadian News

As rent checks expire, some warn that Ontario residents should prepare for a wave of evictions now that the protections previously established in the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted. The opposition New Democrats say that because the provincial state of emergency has ended, evictions can start again today. The NDP also says that recently passed legislation, bill 184, makes it easier for landlords to evict tenants who fall behind on a payment plan. Progressive government conservatives have said the bill will help, not harm, tenants. A spokeswoman for the prime minister says the bill "reinforces homeowners' need to explore payment agreements and maintain tenures, rather than resort to evictions." Ivana Yelich says that the eviction orders coming out now are mostly pending bef...