Learn your rental rights with a free workshop at Brampton Library


Published June 8, 2023 at 9:40 am

Brampton landlord registration rentals

If you’re renting a property in Brampton and have questions about your rights then a free workshop later this month might have the answers you’re looking for.

The Brampton Library will be hosting an information session next Thursday (June 15) for residents to connect with the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights to learn about their rights as a tenant.

Attendees will learn about common issues in the rental market and get help with rental agreements, rent increases, threats of eviction, pest problems and much more.

“Come learn how you can get free help if you think your landlord is not respecting your rights as a tenant,” the event reads.

Rental issues like illegal suites and problem properties led City Council to approve plans for a rental landlord registration and licensing program in April, the same day tenants of a Brampton apartment protested conditions at their building.

The two-year pilot project will see new regulations brought in for Brampton landlords and could help cut down on illegal rental suites and protect tenants in the city. There could even be a demerit point system for landlords to encourage compliance with the City bylaws.

The pilot will apply to rental properties in Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5 which were identified by staff as “hotspot areas” and have “the highest concentrations of property standard issues across the city.” The program is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2024.

The free workshop will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 15 at the South Fletcher’s Brampton Library Branch. For more information and details visit the event website.

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