The city has partnered with ACORN, a low-income and tenant advocacy organization, to proactively deal with negligent landlords.
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Good news for residents of rental housing in Ottawa. Under a new programme by the City, negligent landlords could receive fines of up to $100,000 for failing to ensure the safety and well-being of their tenants.
ACORN members will be at city hall on Thursday, April 18 to respond to a report on the city’s efforts over the last four years to crack down on slum landlords. The city has been quietly cutting inspection and enforcement programs designed in 2009 to help make sure tenants have safe, clean places to live.
Tenants remaining in a Surrey apartment owned by a notorious landlord, who received an unprecedented fine last year for letting the building deteriorate, have been given eviction notices.
The notices were given on the Easter long weekend to tenants in about a dozen of the suites that remain occupied out of 31 at Kwantlen Park Manor, 12975 106 Ave.
Controversy is brewing at another property owned by a notorious Metro Vancouver landlord.
A low-income advocacy group is calling for more protection of tenants, in light of what’s happening at a Surrey complex.
ACORN Canada is objecting to eviction notices the group says have been served to everyone at Kwantlen Park Manor, a 31-unit apartment at 106th Avenue near 130th Street in North Surrey. It’s a building linked to the Sahota family, which is behind a number of other buildings that have had problems.
Over the Easter long weekend ACORN Canada has learned that all residents of Kwantlen Park Manor, a 31 unit apartment located at 12975 106th Ave in Surrey, have been served with eviction notices due to the health and safety risks posed by the ongoing mould and structural issues present in the building.
A large group of BC ACORN members were able to put questions about our platform straight to NDP critics who may very likely be in prominent positions in the BC Government in a little over a month's time. Here is a recap about what they said about our five platform planks: