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Keep Our City Firing On All Cylinders – Hamilton Landlords Say No to Licensing

September 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Hamilton Landlord Licensing

 Hamilton landlords say no to landlord licensing keep our city growing

Hamilton real estate is on a roll these days.

Prices are healthy and going up and we are becoming an increasingly attractive place for people around the province, the country, and the world to invest.

Hamilton ranked as Canada’s top investment areas for the second straight year by Site Selection Magazine. The article was even called ”Hamilton is Firing on All Cylinders

Let’s Keep Our Economy Firing on All Cylinders

Hamilton Landlords are calling for our government to create policies that help our city grow and succeed, not hurt our city.

The City of Hamilton promises the following to citizens

Our Vision

To be the best place in Canada to raise a child, promote innovation, engage citizens and provide diverse economic opportunities.

Our Mission

We provide quality public service that contribute to a healthy,safe and prosperous community, in a sustainable manner.

Our Values

Accountability, Cost Consciousness, Equity, Excellence, Honesty, Innovation, Leadership, Respect and Teamwork

Except Hamilton Staff Want to Fill Their Coffers and Wreck Our Rental Sector

On June 26, 2013 City Council directed city staff to “…report back to the Planning Committee with options and alternatives related to the licensing of rental housing no later than September 2013.”

And now we know the recommendation that will be presented to the Planning Committee today.

CITY OF HAMILTON

PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Parking and By-law Services Division

TO:  Chair and Members, Planning Committee

WARD(S) AFFECTED: CITY WIDE

SUBJECT/REPORT NO: Rental Housing Licensing By-law PED10049(m) (City Wide)

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Rental Housing Licensing By-law attached as Appendix “A” to ReportPED10049(m), which is in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and which would become Schedule (30) Rental Dwelling Units of the Licensing By-law No. 07-170 and come into force on April 10, 2017, be approved.

Good Landlords and Tenants Say No To Landlord Licensing

There’s an excellent message to the Hamilton Planning Committee from the Ontario Landlords Association titled: “Licensing Landlords Is Not the Solution For Hamilton”

The OLA states:

The City needs to do a better job of dealing with unprofessional landlords and poorly maintained properties while at the same time supporting and encouraging those who invest and create high quality rental space.

 

We agree. Let’s keep Hamilton moving forward and that means saying NO to landlord licensing.

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