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News Room 2011


December 16 2011
Rental Cap Questioned by Housing Providers (Toronto Star)
The province of Ontario is looking at a new way to handle annual rent increases, but a group representing rental property owners says it has concerns they were not consulted and the policy could hurt their ability to maintain their buildings.

December 13 2011
Average Rental Vacancy Rate in Ontario 2.2%
Rents drop in real terms; Overall apartment availability=3.8%

December 06 2011
Proposed Rent Control Change is Bad Public Policy
Ontario’s landlords are voicing disappointment at the Ontario government’s decision to introduce legislation to unilaterally change the way rents are calculated and ignore the actual inflationary cost pressures those landlords face.

December 01 2011
FRPO's 2011 MAC Award Winners
The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 FRPO MAC (Marketing, Achievement and Construction) Awards, as presented at FRPO’s Awards Gala Dinner on December 1, 2011, in Toronto.

November 19 2011
Policy Sends Landlords Back to School (Toronto Star)
Industry preparing to become more service oriented for the disabled.

August 28 2011
The Case for a New Housing Benefit
While Ontario continues to dig out from the severe recession of 2008, too many Ontarians are at risk of being left behind. In an uncertain recovery, the time has
come to address the hard reality that many households are grappling with one of life’s basic of needs: the ability to keep a roof over their heads.

June 29 2011
Rent control limit fails to allow landlords to recover cost increases
FRPO calculates that Ontario’s rent increase guideline for the year 2012 will be 3.1%. The final Statistics Canada Ontario CPI number used in calculating the 2012 guideline was released today.

June 09 2011
Ontario Vacancy Rates Drop to 2.5%
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) April 2011 rental survey indicates a drop in vacancy rates in Ontario, from 3.4% in 2010 to 2.5% in April 2011. Average Fixed sample two-bed apartment rents grew at a rate of 1.9% as of April 2011, compared to 1.3% in April 2010

February 23 2011
Ontario's Landlord's Want Rent Dispute Process Modernized
Ontario’s rental property owners say the rent dispute process is old and broken - owners spend thousands of dollars providing free housing to tenants who have not paid their rent.

February 23 2011
Justice Denied: Ontario's Broken Rent Dispute Process (Full Report)
Ontario’s rent dispute process is broken. Repairing it would save the province money, and bring us in line with almost all other provinces.

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