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Manitoba Landlords and Manitoba Tenants Working Together in 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

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We Invite Manitoba Tenants To Join Us In An Important Conversation On How To Improve the Manitoba Rental Industry

Experienced and successful Manitoba landlords know one of the keys to success to find good paying tenants. This is why we take tenant screening so seriously as we need to protect our investments.

We also know good tenants are looking for good landlords. The reality is while there are lots of amazing landlords there are also some who aren’t educated on their rights and responsibilities. Like in just about everything there are good and bad people in our rental industry. Sometimes tenants think we are all wealthy when we are not. Most tenants aren’t aware that landlords can only raise the rent a measly 1.3% in 2018.

Good Manitoba landlords are looking to rent to good tenants and good Manitoba tenants want to rent from good landlords. So how about this? Let’s all work together as positive forces of good and improve the Manitoba rental industry.

We are inviting good Manitoba tenants to join us in the following ways:

1. Share Your Stories and Opinions With Us

Share your experiences renting in Manitoba and you can help other tenants, landlords and educate people and play a role in improving the Manitoba rental industry.

2. Become A Tenant Community Leader for the Manitoba Tenant Forum

We are looking for 5 experienced Manitoba tenants to help run our Tenant forum and make it as helpful as possible for other Manitoba tenants to learn from.  As Tenant Community Leader who will be able to invite other verified tenants to join our forum to help educate the community. The goal is to create a sophisticated place for tenants to chat with each other.

3. Provide Us With Your Ideas for Policy Changes

Do you think some things need to change in Manitoba? We invite you to share your policy ideas with us.

Manitoba Landlords and Tenants in our Manitoba Rental Community

Let’s work together in 2018 for our mutual success. Let’s improve the rental industry and play a role in forming new policies. We invite tenants to join our community. If you are interested please email us at tenantexperiences@groupmail.com by January 15, 2018. Make sure you let us know about you and your renting experience and how you want to help (please note only those accepted with receive a reply).

Update on January 15, 2018

Thank you for the overwhelming response of Tenants across Manitoba! We now have filled the available positions for Manitoba Tenant Community leaders. Keep watching for our next recruitment drive!

 

Winnipeg Renter Meeting

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

 July 3, 2013

Winnipeg Renters

Are you a renter in Winnipeg with questions? If you are there is a Renter Meeting for you with the Residential Tenancy Branch and the City by-law department presenting.

For example, have you ever asked yourself the following:

1.    Can you stop paying rent if repairs aren’t completed?

You know, if you broke the door or the fridge.

2.    What can you do if you find bedbugs and your landlord doesn’t spray?

Shouldn’t the landlord be responsible for bedbugs, even if they are brought in by tenants.

3.    What qualifies the apartment you rent as being condemned?

If you don’t take out the garbage or clean up the yard could it lead to you having to actually move out.

4.    When is it right to call the City by-law department?

Do you only do this after you have been evicted?

5.    If I call the Residential Tenancy Branch will I be evicted?

You’ve heard about all that spying in the United States. Has the landlord bugged your phone?

All your questions will be answered July 4th, 2013 at the big meeting.

Presenters will include the Residential Tenancy Branch and the Winnipeg By-law and Enforcement Office.

If you are a Winnipeg landlord you can arrange your own meeting. After all, landlords are all raking in the money by running slums and ripping off tenants, right?

Or does the government want to portray hard-working small landlords that way. They seem to think small landlords don’t face challenges.

Small landlords who, in reality, create high quality, affordable housing for thousands of people in our city.

Small landlords who increasingly have to deal with tenants who don’t pay rent and don’t respect our properties.

Small landlords who are true stake-holders in the economic growth of our province.

Maybe the government should hold a meeting for us showing their appreciation of what we do.