The HPTA is supporting Councillor Matlow’s campaign against AGIs. (Ward 22, St. Paul’s).
Read his communication below. Go to the link and take action.
Stop Unfair Rent Increases
Above the Guideline Increases (AGIs) for basic upkeep and repairs have pushed rents that were already steep into the unaffordable range in recent years.
Landlords can apply for AGIs through the Landlord and Tenant Board. Repairs should be included as part of a landlord’s overall expenses and paid for from the rent they already receive. It is clear that tenants, often seniors who have fixed pensions, are being unfairly burdened for the landlord’s basic cost of doing business.
The Action Committee of the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association is also working against high rents.