15 Sep

Ep. 056 – Terminate Your Bad Tenants Part 1, with April Stewart

In this episode, April discuss how to deal with problem tenants and how to be effective with the Landlord Tenant Board.

Key Takeaways:

– Landlords have to be clear with the new tenant from the beginning.
– Legislation requires that the tenant has to get the payment to the landlord, not the landlord chasing the tenant.
– If the tenant doesn’t pay rent, act immediately and follow through with the eviction process.
– Make rent due on the first to avoid confusion. If they move in mid month, prorate the rent
– Pay attention to how you serve your notices and be sure to give enough time.
– ltb.gov.on.ca Every landlord should spend some time on there to understand the process (Ontario).
– How landlord tenant board hearing work and what you need to do.
– A standard order is what we’re asking for on L1 applications.
– landlords have to follow the process and the sheriff is the only person who can enforce the eviction.
– What is mediation, how does it work and why should you try it out.
– How tenants ‘play the game’ and how to avoid them.
– Changes that should be made.

april-stewartLandlords and other legal professionals have affectionately nicknamed paralegal April Stewart “The Terminator” because she has successfully terminated so many problem tenancies. Her goal is to save landlords from the nightmare particular tenants can cause, and get them out of the property fast!

You have devoted time, money and effort into your investment property. Do not underestimate the power of good tenant screening and careful management after the tenants move in. A proactive landlord is usually a successful landlord.

Landlord Legal was officially launched in Barrie, Ontario, in 2006 by our founder C. April Stewart, who discovered through her property management company, Barrie Rentals Inc., that no one seemed to be advocating in a meaningful way for landlords. She was troubled by the treatment landlords received from tenants, the legislators, and the Board, and set out to level the playing field. She sold her management business and began her quest for landlord justice, which continues to date. Stewart’s passion for landlord’s rights has led to industry awards, national media coverage, and speaking engagements to hundreds of landlords throughout Ontario. Our firm represents landlords only!

Meet April at www.LandlordLegal.ca.