Bill 97, Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act , 2023 Tenant Protection Proposals: Submission t
20 May 2023
AMO wants to collaborate with the provincial government to bolster these tenant protections and find additional ways to improve the rental system and its affordability for renters. [...] We are encouraged to see that the proposed legislation and its associated initiatives align with some of our recommendations for tenant protection and improving landlord-tenant relations: Provide more public education to both landlords and tenants on their rights and obligations Review the Residential Tenancies Act on an ongoing basis to ensure a balance of the rights and obligations of landlo. [...] AMO encourages the government to monitor the situation and evaluate the effectiveness of the new measures to ensure that they are meeting their intended public policy goals. [...] AMO encourages the province to not jeopardize the ability for municipalities with rental replacement by-laws to require key protections, including to provide replacement rental housing as well as tenant relocation and compensation when existing rental homes are proposed to be demolished. [...] The Importance of Additional Tenant Protections and Landlord Rights AMO recommends that the government continue to review the Residential Tenancies Act on an ongoing basis and that provincial actions adopt a human rights approach and an equity lens to ensure that solutions achieve outcomes for all people.