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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 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!


Manitoba Government Proposes Changes for Landlords and Tenants

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

June 1st, 2013

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According to a report on CBC news, the Manitoba government is proposing changes to landlord and tenant laws in the province.

Bill 40 was introduced in the legislature. The government has stated this Bill will help landlords. For example, it proposes allowing landlords to end a tenancy in response to unlawful activity if it damages the building or poses a safety risk to other tenants.

It’s clear landlords need more tools to deal with dangerous situations.

In a news release by the Minister in charge of healthy living, seniors and consumer affairs, Jim Rondeau:

“We’re … giving landlords new powers to evict tenants who break the law, such as drug dealers, because illegal activity can create an unsafe living environment for tenants and real problems for landlords.”

The bill also proposes making landlords provide compensation for moving costs, as well as higher rental rates, if they are purposefully creating an “undesirable living environment” to displace tenants.

Among other things, it calls for changes to how rent increases are set so that they would follow a prescribed formula or are linked to the Consumer Price Index.

Rondeau’s news release also said “the legislation would allow landlords to charge a higher pet damage for new tenants to encourage more landlords to allow pets in their buildings

Here are the main points of the proposed changes

         The province will devise a formula, perhaps based on the consumer price index as the Ontario rent increase formula is, for setting annual allowable rent increases.

     Rules will be changed to make it easier for landlords to evict dangerous, law-breaking tenants

     Landlords who purposely create undesirable living conditions during building renovations to push tenants out will have to compensate them for moving costs and the increased rent.

     The appeals process will be reformed to speed up rulings in cases where tenants have not paid their rent.

     Landlords will be allowed to charge a higher pet-damage deposit for new tenants to encourage more landlords to allow pets.

     The rules for granting above-guideline rental increases will be tightened and limits will be set on the amount landlords can immediately charge to pay for renovations.

To discuss these and other issues facing Manitoba landlords go to the Manitoba Landlord Forum