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Housing Horror Stories: The Tenants' Case for Landlord Licensing in Ottawa - ACORN Canada

Housing Horror Stories: The Tenants’ Case for Landlord Licensing in Ottawa

Resource Type: Housing / Tenant Unions

This collection of tenant testimonials shows that the City of Ottawa needs to do more to improve housing conditions.
Tenants are living in substandard conditions without the necessary support to allow them to stand up to landlords and have their needs met. The Property Standards By-law has more procedural steps and delays than most by-laws in addition to any notice of violation being unenforceable.
The City’s review on regulating rental accommodations is a good first step in addressing tenants’ very real concerns regarding the state of their housing. It is Ottawa ACORN members’ hope that this sample of housing horror stories will demonstrate to our city that substandard housing conditions is a systematic issue that warrants urgent attention. We need landlord licensing NOW!

Posted August 28, 2019

 

 

Housing Horror Stories: The Tenants’ Case for Landlord Licensing in Ottawa

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