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How Much Can Hamilton Landlords Raise The Rent in 2021?

August 30th, 2020 · Hamilton Landlords, landlord forum, Tenant Screening

Ontario Landlords Can Raise The Rent By 0% in 2021 (Rent Freeze!)

A report at the Ontario Landlords Association said landlords are shocked at the announcement by the Minister of Housing that in 2021 there will be a “rent freeze” and small landlords will not be able to raise the rent at all!

According the Ministry:

Many Small Landlords Members Are Furious!

In the OLA forums many of members are furious at this. While our members understand the challenges tenants face, they are not happy to have their challenges put on our backs due to lack of government action:

“Why doesn’t the government just help out tenants instead of pushing their policy failures on the back of small landlords?”

“How about stopping our property taxes for a year? How about capping insurance rates and condo fees?”

“I haven’t raised the rent on my long term tenants for years. But now the idea of not being able to is total overreach and frightening for my business.”

How Did They Come Up With This Figure?

The Ontario annual Rent Increase Guideline has always been based on the Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is a measure of inflation.

It’s calculated monthly by statistics Canada.

So The CPI Is Zero Percent?

No, the 2021 rent increase guideline of 0%is purely political and breaks the current law!

OLA Member Predicted A Rent Freeze August 12, 2020

An OLA member with contacts in the bureaucracy and in the LTB stated this would happen as a political ploy to appease renters who are not getting the support they need in things such as interest free loans and grants.

How can pay for my increased costs when renters aren’t even paying and I can’t increase rent?

The 2021 Rent Increase Is 0%. It’s Unjust and Unfair

Rents are now frozen.

Small Ontario landlords need to raise rents to continue to maintain our safe and attractive properties. Instead of helping tenants in this crisis, the burden being put on struggling small landlords.

This not only unfair, it’s cruel and we call for a re-examining of this ridiculous policy. If the aim is to get every small landlord/investor to sell their units as soon as they can evict their non-paying tenants, it’s great.

Get ready for the big sell-off

If government policy is to promote more great people investing in rentals across Ontario and creating more high quality, affordable housing, it’s a disaster. 

Saner heads need to prevail.

If not it would seem to many of our members that small landlords are not welcome in the Province of Ontario.

Wasn’t the Ford PC slogan “Make Ontario Open For Business Again”?

Many landlords and investors are feeling betrayed. Feels like Bob Rae 2.0. And we know what happened during the next election for Rae in 1995.

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Naborly Credit Checks Are No Longer Free And The Company Is Engaged in A Scandal

May 20th, 2020 · Credit Checks, dylan lenz, naborly, naborly.com, Ontario Landlord Credit Check

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Some of our Hamilton members have reported Naborly credit checks are no longer free. They are now charging $25 For a Credit Check!

Some of our hamilton landlords members have told us they will no longer use Naborly.com credit checks.

For the past two years Naborly has provided free Equifax credit checks along with some “AI” checks on potential tenants.

Many of our Ottawa members have laughed at the so-called “AI” because it is not helpful and is just based on the Equifax credit check…meaning this so-call “AI” was misleading and laughable. It was a trick.

Naborly credit checks are no longer free.

The CEO of Naborly Dylan Lenz Told A Landlord Who Was Ripped Off:


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Hey Richard, you should have received an email about 2 weeks ago notifying you that we would once again have to charge for our service in order to survive as a company and avoid layoffs.


But we liked it was free to get Equifax scores so used Naborly.

Then we found we were bombarded with ads begging us to pay for other services. But we just deleted these begging emails and use the free service to get Equifax scores.

The only reason our members used Naborly was because of free Equifax scores so we ignored and laughed at:

(1) Useless So-Called Artificial Intelligence Reports

But this was so misleading because Naborly didn’t call references or view pets personally.

(2) All The Aggressive and Harassing Marketing

They would fill you email inbox with marketing other useless things to get you to pay, pay, pay!


Hi, I’m Dylan. I’ve Got Millions of Dollars From Naive Investors

(3) Naborly Scandal of April 2020 – Secretly Wanting To Report Tenants With Consent (Illegal)

They asked landlords to report if their tenants paid April 1st rent or not with telling tenants about it and getting their consent. Even tenants are mocking the Naborly CEO Dylan Lenz

See here in major media: Naborly Scandal

Now Naborly Is Not Free So We Recommend Our Hamilton Landlords Use Another Service

Naborly only was okay because it was free.

Now it’s not free so we recommend our members use another service such as Rent Check or Triton that is safe, stable and secure.

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Run Credit Checks For Only $9.95/Check (With Scores)

April 21st, 2020 · Hamilton Landlords, landlord forum, landlord help, Landlord legal issues, Latest News, Tenant Screening

You Can Join the Ontario Landlords Association for a Low One-Time Registration Fee and Start Running Premium Credit Checks for Only $9.95/Check To Find Great Tenants. 

With the current crisis going on it’s more important than ever for landlords to carefully screen your tenants. This always includes running a credit check to make sure your potential renters have a history of paying their bills.

When you join our landlord community you get multiple tools for you to succeed during good times and bad. For over a decade the Ontario Landlords Association has been helping small landlords succeed and getting our voice heard at last.

We also want to help tenants and want to have great communication between parties and a “win win” approach. The is why we have our Pay Your Rent Campaign where we encourage tenants to cooperate with their landlord.

Make Sure A Credit Check For $9.95 Is Part Of Your Screening Process

We were the first organization to promote credit checks for small landlords in Canada. We started this over a decade ago! Our partners are very reputable and you can run a check for only less than ten dollars!

There Are Lots Of Great Tenants Out There Looking For a Great Landlord

Make sure running a credit check is part of your screening. And only for $9.95/check!

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Hamilton Landlords Forum For Expert Help, Tips And Advice?

August 11th, 2019 · Hamilton Landlords, landlord forum, landlord help

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The Forum That Changed The Industry Is Back Better Than Ever!  As Landlords Face Huge Challenges Experienced and Successful Landlords & Property Managers Are Here To Help You!

-Network With 1000s of Successful Hamilton Landlords & Expert Property Managers

-Ask Questions On A Problem and Get Some Guidance From Other Landlords

-Chat With Landlords Who Are Multi-Millionaires due to investing in Ontario rentals

-Chat With Real Landlords, Avoid Paying $1000’s to “landlord reps” Who Charge You With No Guarantees Of Success

It wasn’t that long ago the serious concerns of small landlords went unheard. There was no voice for small landlords. Nothing. No one cared about our concerns.

Before the Ontario Landlords Association government and media ignored us. In the view of the general public we were simply “invisible.”

No one even discussed the problems with the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act until the OLA started shouting loud and strong.

Not Long Ago Nobody Even Thought About Ontario Landlords

Sure there were rare media stories about the large, multi-million dollar corporate landlords. These are those large wealthy REITS full of international investors and selling stocks.

There were almost no stories about bad tenants or how the rules were unfair for small landlords.

Large Corporate Landlords Never Helped Small Landlords

They employ property managers and expensive lawyers to help them out when they have a tenant issue. And with large buildings having some bad tenants really never hurt the bottom line due to the economies of scale.

It Used To Be Open Season on Small Landlords Working Hard For Our Financial Futures

Not only where the concerns of small landlords ignored it was just about impossible to get any quality help when you had a tenant problem.  Even some so called “legal pros” were charging thousands of dollars for simple issues.

And when they didn’t deliver what they promised (and what you paid for) they would say tell you to get lost and even threaten to sue you.

There were all sorts of questions from landlords in trouble but no where to go for help. Sure you could pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to some company out there who would fill out an LTB form for you (something you could do yourself for free).

They were happy to charge you lots of money, but never guaranteed you any success and threatened to sue you if you told the truth about their horrible service.

Due To Overwhelming Requests and Huge New Challenges We Face Ontario Landlord Forum Is Back for a Low One Time Registration Fee

The forum that has helped thousands of landlords succeed and deal with tenant problems is back…and all for a one-time fee.

We also have added some amazing services that experienced and successful landlords have recommended so you are ready to face bad tenants out there (and make sure you find all the good tenants looking for good landlords with great rentals).

This is a forum with real landlords and even some tenants looking for advice. All our members are verified.

We Are On Your Side! And Want To Help You Succeed!

Join our huge Ontario landlord community to make sure your rental business succeeds and makes profits. We are real landlords who have seen just about every issue out there.

Become an Ontario Landlords Association Member And Get Access To The Forum That Changed Lives…And Can Help You Succeed As An Ontario Landlord!

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Hamilton Landlords Say NO To Landlord Licensing In Our City

January 15th, 2019 · Hamilton Landlord Licensing, Landlord legal issues, landlord rights, Ontario Landlords Association

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We Already Pay Property Taxes To Fund By-Law Officers and Licensing Will Just Lead To Higher Rents For Those Who Can Least Afford It!

There have been lots of positive changes over the past few years for those who invested their hard-earned money and took on the risk of buying Hamilton rental properties.

First of all we have seen a lot of property appreciation and that has led to more and more great people investing in our City.  Also, we have experienced a large wave of really great renters choosing our amazing City as their new home. 

Hamilton now is seen as a place to put down roots. A place to create a business and create jobs.  And a wonderful environment to raise children.  We have experienced newcomers from around the world come to Canada and decide to rent and make their home a “Hamilton Home.” 

However, Hamilton landlords still face huge challenges.

Challenges For Hamilton Landlords: Landlord Licensing is the Easy, But Wrong Answer

There is a new effort to license landlords in some wards of our city.  Hamilton landlord licensing has been an issue in the past and good sense has, fortunately, prevailed.

Canadian Apartment Magazine recently interviewed a landlord who has years of experience owning student rental properties. 

He is also a member of the Ontario Landlords Association

Landlord Licensing Turns Away Good Investors and Hurts Tenants

According to the report landlords want high quality rental housing and bad landlords exist and should be shut down.

However, we already have well paid by-law officers to police the situation.  Licensing will essential just add more costs to landlords (who are already paying for the by-law office via property taxes) and these raising costs will eventually be sifted down to students who are often renting on tight budgets. 

What is licensing really all about?

It’s about highly paid by-law office employees not doing their job and instead of being held accountable, the City wants to punish landlords (who are taking a risk, investing their money, and also often struggling to run their rental business) with new fees. 

These new fees will then be put on struggling tenants who don’t want higher rents as many are already concerned about being able to pay for books.  Why should landlords who create good rental housing, and students on tight budgets be forced to pay for ineffective City employees who have high salaries and job security? 

Why not put the spot light on these by-law officials and train those who aren’t performing and replace those that refuse to improve?

Hamilton Landlords Say No To Landlord Licensing 

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We say YES to safe, high quality housing. 

We also say YES to put the burden of enforcement on the existing bylaw department and ask them to “do their jobs” instead of adding extra costs on small landlords and students!

If the current by-law officials don’t like all the work that comes as part of their job, they can resign.  Then let’s look into hiring students and small landlords to make sure we have the best student housing situation around!

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Review Of The Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault

February 17th, 2018 · Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault, Review of Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault

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Hamilton Landlords Can Now Learn From Experienced and Successful Landlords and Property Managers

Many Hamilton landlords have done very well over the past few years. There are a lot of good tenants out there and if you do a credit check it will help you find them.  Furthermore, real estate prices have appreciated and the local economy has been strong.

As the economy is strong and prices are still far less than in Toronto, we’ve seen lots of people move to the area as well. Many people have decided to buy properties and many have also decided to rent.

With the new Ontario government policies, smart investors know that if you have a good tenant paying rent it protects investment.

Lots of Good Tenants in Hamilton These Days

Many Ontario Landlords Association members based in Hamilton are share their experiences finding good tenants. For example landlordswrote on the OLA landlord forum:

“The past year as been one of the past for me.  With vacancy rates so low in Toronto and rental prices so high many highly qualified tenants are coming to Hamilton.  It just makes economic sense for them.”

“Only a few years ago I barely had anyone apply who had a good credit score.  Now I get multiple applicants with high scores and it’s become hard to choose who to rent to!”

How Can You Attract Good Paying Tenants?

Good qualified tenants are looking for rental properties that are in convenient and safe locations. They demand the property we maintained and comfortable. And they are looking for terrific, knowledgeable landlords.

A key point from experienced and successful Hamilton landlords is:

Make sure your property looks attractive and make sure you let applicants know you are a professional landlord who is an expert on the Residential Tenancies Act and the Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario.

There Are Also Some Bad Tenants In Hamilton (and they can lead to huge financial loses for you and your family!)

There have been numerous stories of bad tenants in Ontario recently. 

For example, an Ottawa landlord thought he had rented to a good tenant and instead found his newly renovated property trashed by the tenant before he did a midnight run.  Sadly, if you aren’t careful these “professional tenants” can lead you to lose tens of thousands of dollars. And not just the money loss, but you will be stressed out and lose sleep. 

Let’s take a look at what this trusting Ottawa landlord found when the tenant finally moved out:

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The newly renovated kitchen was trashed.

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The tenant didn’t even clean the fridge.

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Was this tenant toilet trained…or was this done on purpose? 

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The stove is a disaster and will need to be replaced.

The Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault Was Created By Successful & Experience Ontario Landlords & Property Managers to Help You Succeed

When landlords have trouble it’s hard to know where to turn.

There are people out there who will say they want to help you but do they really know what they are doing? The risks of making a “wrong move” can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars not from just in more tenant problems, but from paying for these so-called experts fees.

Review Of The Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault

Get real world “in the trenches” advice from real Ontario landlords. These are landlords with hundreds of thousands of equity in their rental properties and they know how important it is to PROTECT THEIR RENTAL INVESTMENT

The Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault is a great resource to help landlords succeed.

It helps you every step of the way from finding the right property to how to market it successfully, to reading a credit report, to how to property end a tenancy to protect yourself and your investment!

It also helps for the “tough situations” small landlords often face.

These questions include:

1. What is the best way to deal with tenants who don’t pay rent or pay late?

2. How do you make your N4 effective to actually get the eviction?

3. How do you deal with noisy tenants who are bothering other tenants??

4. How do you handle tenants who are smoking?

5. What can you do if your tenants are rude and threatening?

Review of the Ontario Landlord Knowledge Vault

It’s a terrific resource to help small landlords succeed.

Get advice from real landlords who own their own Ontario rental properties and have succeeded.

Become a Landlord Expert! 

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Hamilton landlords – How Can Ontario Landlords Avoid Renting to Bad Tenants?

January 2nd, 2017 · credit check, Latest News, Ontario Landlords Association, Tenant Screening, Toronto Star Ontario Landlords Association

 Hamilton landlords - How Can Ontario Landlords Avoid Renting to Bad Tenants

Hamilton landlords – the Toronto Star Recommends Ontario Landlords Association Membership

The story we published earlier this year about a Hamilton landlord who was forced to sell her rental property and quit being a landlord led to a lot of emails sent to us.

The former landlord and the situation she faced was written in the Hamilton Spectator.

Tenants Didn’t Pay Rent For 8 Months

When the tenants didn’t pay rent the first month the Landlord applied to evict them for ‘non-payment of rent’ with a form N4 at the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.

The Ontario system for landlords and tenants is biased and can be easily and maliciously manipulated by tenants to delay being evicted even without paying any rent.

This is what happened. The tenants knew how to manipulate the system and kept coming up with ways to delay the eviction process for months on end.

When the tenants were finally ordered to pay rent of nearly $7,000 to the landlord or move they had already pulled a Midnight Run and were gone.

Forced To Sell Her Hamilton Rental Property

With damages to repairs, clean up costs and so many months of no rent the landlord cannot cover her mortgage and is forced to sell.

What Does The Landlord Think Should Happen?

She makes a couple of good suggestions on how the system needs to change.

1. Tenant Blacklist

She believes there should be a blacklist or ‘bad tenant list’ that will warn landlords and also warn the Landlord and Tenant Board.

2. LTB Must Change

The entire process can last for too long by bad tenants who know how to manipulate the system.

How Can Ontario Landlords Avoid Renting to Bad Tenants?

In Ontario we don’t have a bad tenant list and cannot even see tenant names on official eviction documents.

There’s also little desire for the government to change the system they created.

So What Can Ontario Landlords Do?

You have to protect yourself with extremely careful tenant screening.

And careful tenant screening means always make sure you run a credit check on your tenants before renting to them.

Credit checks are the only way for landlords to verify what tenants say and to find out about their level of financial responsibility in paying the bills they owe (including rent) and also shows past address and ‘real’ current and former employers.

BC landlords are now making tenant credits an automatic part of choosing who to rent to after reading stories of serial bad tenants who have ripped off BC landlords for thousands of dollars this year.

We to think of Alberta as a very pro-business province. It is, but Alberta landlords are still making sure to take matters into their own hands by running TVS tenant credit checks before signing a lease.

Toronto Star Recommends Joining the Ontario Landlords Association

Here is what the Toronto Star wrote to help landlords avoid renting to bad tenants:

Join a group such as the Ontario Landlords Association where after becoming a member, you can do a credit check for as low as $10, and use their supporting materials to assist you.

It’s terrific advice because you can become a member for only a one-time fee and get premium Ontario credit checks and the Ontario Landlord Rental Kit.

Join the Ontario Landlords Association and start running premium credit checks for only $10 per check!

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Hamilton Landlords – Rent Increase Guideline for 2016

April 3rd, 2016 · Latest News, Ontario Rent Increase Guideline 2016

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How Much Can Hamilton Landlords Raise the Rent in 2016?  It’s 2.0 Per Cent

Are you going to raise the rent this year?  What about in 2016? Many landlords are considering this as costs continue to rise. It’s not only higher taxes, as increased costs also include the rising prices for plumbers, electricians and contractors. After all, good landlords make sure they maintain their rental properties and keep them in excellent condition.

In Ontario, most landlords who own private residential properties are covered by rent control and the laws of the the Residential Tenancies Act. This means in most cases you can only increase the rent by the annual government guideline. 

According to the Ontario Landlords Association Hamilton landlords can raise the rent by 2.0 per cent in 2016.

Will a 2.0 Per Cent Increase Cover Your Costs?

Many landlords feel this is too low and won’t cover their costs. The good news for some is your rental unit might not be covered by rent control. This means you don’t have to follow the rent increase guideline.

Types of properties the rent guideline doesn’t apply to include:

1. Vacant Units

If your rental property is vacant you are allowed to raise the rent as much as the market will bear. This applies if you are just starting to rent out to your first tenants or if your old tenants have left and you are marketing to find new ones.

2. Residential Units First Occupied On or After November 1st, 1991

If your property is older than 1991, you are covered. The 1991 rule is an important one for landlords to know about. Your Hamilton Rental Property Might Be Exempt From the Rent Increase Guideline.

3. Social Housing

Most social housing is owned and run by the government and they aren’t covered.

4. Nursing Homes

These are not covered.

5. Commercial Rental Properties

Many people prefer to invest in commercial properties. Not only are are evictions for non-payment of rent easier than a residential property, but you aren’t cover by the rent increase guideline.

Are You Going To Raise The Rent in 2016?

If you are make sure you know if your rental property is covered by the annual rent increase guideline or not.

Timing for Rent Increase in Ontario

You also need to make sure you provide your tenants with the proper time frame for the rent increase.  In a majority of cases landlords can only raise the rent twelve months after your tenants first moved in or twelve months since the last increase.

You also have to provide your tenants ninety days notice in the approved of manner according to the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board. Make sure you know the rules and follow them carefully.

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It’s Election Day! Is Licensing Hamilton Landlords Back on the Table?

October 27th, 2014 · Landlord Licensing, landlord rights, Latest News, Ontario landlord rights

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Today is election day in Hamilton and in municipalities across Ontario. There have been a lot of opinions and interest especially in large cities like Toronto, Hamilton and London. Polls open today.

One big surprise for Hamilton landlords has been the issue of licensing landlords have come up during various campaigns to get elected in our city.

Most of us thought the issue we fought so passionately against last year was laid to rest for at least a little while.

You remember our battle in 2013 don’t you? It was when city council debated whether Hamilton should implement a scheme whereby landlords would be required to get a license to continue to be able to run our rental businesses. Hundreds of small residential landlords showed up in September 2013 to speak and explain why it was a bad idea that would hurt both good landlords and good tenants. Thousands more showed their support. Because of the strong views presented council voted against the licensing plan.

It was a terrific show of networking and speaking out to create a “voice” for small landlords and tenants who rely on good landlords for quality and affordable housing. It really was a victory for people who care about good properties and good rental housing in Hamilton.

This is why so many were shocked to hear some candidates in Ward 1 said they would start the process to license landlords if they were elected to council.

While we know the city of Mississauga had started a licensing program there on January 1st, 2014, the city of Guelph decided against it we didn’t expect this issue to rise up only a year after it was defeated in Hamilton.

Here is how CBC news reported on the issue during a recent debate of Ward 1 candidates:

Hamilton’s controversial plan to license rental units has reared its head again in the Ward 1 council race, where some candidates say they’d try to resurrect it if elected.

Six candidates are running for the west Hamilton ward, which struggles with student housing issues. Some said during a debate on Monday that they’d try to get the plan — or at least one specific to west Hamilton — back on the table.

This goes to show how important it is for small residential landlords to keep up to date on the news and on what is happening in the political arena.

It’s very easy for wannabe politicians to target landlords, especially small landlords who are usually too busy working full-time jobs and running our rental businesses to have time to go to debates.

Whatever happens Hamilton landlords will be ready to fight for what is right. Just like we did last year. We will be watching the election results carefully and sharing the information with our fast-growing membership.

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Hamilton Landlords – The Importance of Tenant Screening and Credit Checks

June 6th, 2014 · Credit Checks, Hamilton Landlords, Ontario Landlord Credit Check

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Hamilton Landlord Says She Was Forced To Sell Her Rental Property After Bad Tenants Stopped Paying for 8 Months!

We’re read lots of stories about bad tenants causing problems for Ontario Landlords before.

Just last week the Toronto Star published a story about a person they call a “Tenant From Hell.”

This tenant is now being evicted from her 7th rental property since 2005.

This tenant uses the same method to get unsuspecting landlords to rent to her.

Here’s how the tenant scam works:

1. The tenant shows up and is very cheery and well-spoken

2. Tenant looks for properties that need a little ‘fixing up’ and promises to do the repairs

3. The landlords don’t screen properly and don’t do a credit check

4. The landlords rent to this tenant

5. The tenant stops paying rent and uses bylaws and other methods to avoid paying rent for months.

This is a sneaky and effective method to trick trust-worthy landlords and then manipulate the Landlord and Tenant Board system to avoid paying rent for months.

Are There Bad Tenants In Hamilton?

Landlords are reporting to us that there are now more excellent tenants in Hamilton than ever before.

However, small landlords must still be very careful who you rent to.

Hamilton Landlord Loses Her Rental Property Because Tenants Don’t Pay Rent For 8 Months

The landlord is Althea Hall. She bought her investment property in Hamilton in 2003.

According to a new report in the Hamilton Spectator Hall was forced to sell her rental property because her former tenants didn’t pay rent for 8 months!

Hall couldn’t afford to cover her mortgage payments.

This led to the rental property being sold by a Bank as a Power of Sale.

Why Didn’t The Landlord Evict The Tenants Who Stopped Paying Rent?

The Ontario Residential Tenancy Act and the Landlord and Tenant Board are unfair to landlords.

Clever tenants can manipulate the system to avoid paying rent for months on end.

It’s easy to make up false maintenance claims as an excuse to not pay rent and to delay being evicted.

Even the Hamilton Spectator was fooled as their original story on this situation sided with the tenants who were claiming their rental home wasn’t safe and the landlord was a slum-lord.

It took months for Hall to finally get her tenants to move.

And when they moved, they still owed her over $6000 in owed rent!

Hall says it’s difficult to predict which tenants will be good and which ones won’t and she is happy to stop being a landlord in Ontario.

How Can Hamilton Landlords Protect Themselves From Bad Tenants?

The problem for Hall is she didn’t properly screen the tenants she rented to.

Instead, she listened to the “stories” and didn’t verify what they said.

She trusted them and in the Ontario Rental Industry trusting tenants can lead you to being burned.

The most important point is Hall didn’t do tenant credit checks. And it cost her thousands of dollars in losses.

Why Should Hamilton Landlord Run Credit Checks On Tenants?

A tenant credit check will tell you the ‘truth’ about your renters.

1. Do they live where they say they live?

2. Do they work where they say they work?

3. Do they have a history of being financially responsible?

4. Do they owe former landlords money?

You get a lot of essential information from a tenant credit check. For more information check out Ontario Landlord Credit Check to see why this is such a key part of being a successful landlord.

Even in more “landlord friendly” provinces small landlords are waking up! More and more BC landlords are doing credit checks.

Even in pro-business, landlord friendly places Alberta landlords are also doing landlord credit checks to make sure they rent to good tenants (and avoid the tenants from Hell out there!)

How Can Hamilton Landlords Do Tenant Credit Checks?

You can join the Ontario Landlords Association for only a one-time registration fee.

You can then start doing premium credit checks for only $10 per check!

Becoming a member can save Hamilton landlords thousands of dollars.

Hamilton Landlords – Join the Ontario Landlords Association for a one time registration fee and start doing premium credit checks on your prospective tenants!

Don’t get burned by Tenants From Hell who won’t pay you rent for months and will manipulate the Landlord and Tenant Board against you!

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