Why licensing is a bad idea….

HDAA President speaks to Bill Kelly on AM900CHML

The History of Licensing

HDAA & the fight against licensing: 2008 – 2010: The Hamilton City Council approved the establishment of a Residential Rental Housing Community Liaison Committee  to investigate the potential to regulate rental housing. The HDAA’s involvement in this resulted in the recommendation …

How Landlords in Hamilton can help Syrian refugees

The Federal Government has committed to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016, a portion of which will be coming to Hamilton.  As a community we need to come together and mobilize our resources to provide housing …

Ontario Commits to Ending Chronic Homelessness in 10 Years

Province Releases Report from Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness Ontario is moving ahead with an ambitious target to end chronic homelessness in 10 years and is implementing recommendations from an Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness. In January 2015, Ontario established …

Ontario Electricity Support Program

The Ontario Electricity Support Program, which starts in 2016, is  taking applications starting on  Monday 26thOctober, 2015. The program is aimed at reducing electricity bills for low-income households, but you must apply for this reduction. The reductions will be applied …

Affordable Housing Strategy

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has asked the public to send feedback for the Long-Term affordable housing Strategy in Ontario.  Click on the links below to see the discussion guide provided by the Ministry and HDAA`s response. Long …

Rent Increase Guideline

The 2016 Rent Increase is 2.0 per cent The rent increase guideline is the maximum a landlord can raise a tenant’s rent without the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board. It is applicable to rent increases between January 1 …

Back to School! – Project Learn in London

Watch the news clip here The students are returning to London this week and the London police will once again launch Project Learn. Learn is an acronym for Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise, with police using extra patrols in …

Election Signs on Rental Properties

  In the current federal election, tenants & candidates may request the placement of election signs on your rental property. Below is a summary of your rights & responsibilities on this issue: 1.The Residential Tenancies Act is silent on the matter of …

Landlord Registry

Recently Reported by: Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML | Hamilton News Shiona Thompson June 09, 2015 11:17 am According to at least one Hamilton Councillor — too many landlords are evicting tenants claiming family members are moving in – …