BLOG: A brief note on the LTB and Hamilton rents

Reading the Landlord and Tenant Board rulings for Hamilton released this week, I find myself struck by the cases involving long-term rental tenants. A few examples:

The monthly rent is $949, with a rental deposit of around $800. The “below market” rate and the differential between the present and deposit indicate a long-term tenancy. A downtown apartment at $1050 per month, a deposit of $1000. East Hamilton apartment at $782 per month, a deposit of $725.

Joey’s Notepad: On Jagmeet Singh

I, like many Hamiltonians, get my federal political information in soundbites. Listening to Jagmeet Singh at length on Friday, I’m impressed – make no mistake, the NDP can win in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek

Upcoming IMFG Talks on Municipal Finance

This Wednesday, the executive directors of municipal and government financial officers associations in both Ontario and BC will discuss COVID’s impacts upon the health of Canada’s municipalities, to be followed by a panel of international experts in two weeks discussing the impact upon cities around the world.