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Ontario Landlords Association: Help For Mississauga Landlords Part 1

February 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Investment property, Landlord legal issues, Latest News, Mississauga landlords, Ontario Landlords Association

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We wrote before about the big changes that have happened for residential landlords in Mississauga. The post was called “Mississauga Ontario Landlords Do You Have Your Landlord License?

We posted it and the feedback was intense from small residential landlords in Mississauga who want to follow the rules and succeed.

More Information About Our Post For Mississauga Landlords

We let everyone know about a very important interview from the Ontario Landlords Association with Mickey Frost who is the director of the Bylaw Office in Mississauga, Ontario.

It was terrific that the Ontario Landlords Association has enough power due to it’s tens of thousands of members to get these types of very helpful interviews with key players in the rental industry! This is another reason why residential landlords should joint the Ontario Landlords Association and become part of a VOICE FOR ONTARIO LANDLORDS.

What Did Mickey Frost Say For Mississauga Landlords?

He was very open and helpful. He made it clear that “some Mississauga Landlords are unaware” of the need to get license from the City if they are renting out their basement or any part of their residential home.

What Else Did Mickey Frost Say To Help Inform Mississauga Landlords?

He also made it really clear he is concerned about the safety of tenants and that’s why the bylaw and licensing exists. Let’s look at the original highlights for INTERVIEW 1:

The Ontario Landlords Association writes that:

“Some Mississauga landlords are unaware of the need to get a license from the City if you are renting out your basement or other part of your home.”

And they say:

“It’s important that Mississauga landlords are aware of the requirements to rent out property and follow the rules carefully. This way tenants are assured of safe rental properties.”

In the 2016 Update Frost Provides More Policy Details

We would again like to thank Mr. Frost for his cooperation helping us educate landlords in the city.

Has Anything Changed for the Mississauga Landlords in 2016 Regarding the Bylaw?

The requirements for obtaining a second unit licence have not changed under the Second Unit Licensing Bylaw 204-13, as amended. The licensing fees as listed in Schedule 1 of this bylaw will remain in effect for 2016.

How Many Units Have Been Licensed So Far?

As of December 21, 2015, a total of 121 second unit licences (97 Owner Occupied and 24 Investment Dwellings) have been issued and approximately 129 applications (107 Owner Occupied and 22 Investment Dwellings) are currently pending at various stages in the process. A list of licensed second units can be downloaded and viewed on Mississauga Data. Information on licensed second units is updated weekly (last update: December 18, 2015).

Tenants can report safety concerns or unlicensed second units by calling our Citizen Contact Centre at 3-1-1 (if within City limits) or 905-615-4311 (if outside City limits), Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or by email at bylaw.enforcement@mississauga.ca. Please note that City offices will be closed on December 24th at noon to January 3, 2016 inclusive.

Should you require additional information or assistance on this matter, please contact Mr. Douglas Meehan, Manager of Compliance and Licensing Enforcement, by telephone at (905) 615-3200, ext. 5676 or by email at douglas.meehan@mississauga.ca.

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