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Welcome To The Dystopian Hellscape That Is The New Normal For Renters In Toronto

#1 Unread post by RentIsTheft » June 9th, 2021, 11:37 am

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It is not embarrassing to be a renter, but often the conditions are manipulated to make it so. To be a grown adult who has no control over their own heat. To have the water or lights turned off without warning. To endure mice and cockroaches. All of these indignities don’t have to come with the cost of renting, but they too often do. The business of being a landlord should be about providing excellent housing long-term. No tenant moves into a new place hoping to be uprooted from it within a year, but every landlord would love this arrangement—kick out tenants every year, slap on a coat of paint, and jack up the rent in between. Maximum profits, zero investment—this has become the new reality.

Protections for tenants have been stripped to the bone during Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s tenure. And what happens in Ontario is only a precursor for actions that will sweep the country. The slumlords of old seem quaint compared to the financialized landlords of today. The rental game has gone big box, humanity has been taken out of housing, and all that remains is protest.

https://www.sustainmag.ca/protections-f ... ting-back/

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Re: Welcome To The Dystopian Hellscape That Is The New Normal For Renters In Toronto

#2 Unread post by RentIsTheft » June 9th, 2021, 11:39 am

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