7 Aug

Ep. 099 – New Regulations for Landlords, with Joe Hoffer

In this episode, Joe discusses the new landlord regulations in Ontario and how they affect your rental business and how you can protect yourself.

Key Takeaways:

– A lot of the changes that have been based by the legislature are targeted at small landlord.
– The key changes to the regulations and how you will be affected.
– The upcoming prescribed lease and what you need to know about it.
– Rent registry and vacancy decontrol…should you be concerned.
– Who do these changes benefit?
-The rules in other provinces and how they compare to Ontario.
– How the rules protect or harm tenants.
– The vast majority of these amendments have no affect on existing landlord/tenant relationships, other than an informed tenant who wants to break their lease will have more options to do that.
– What can landlords do to protect themselves.
– Typically if you are going to have problems with a tenant, you will know quickly.

Joe Hoffer is a lawyer and partner with Cohen Highley LLP, a law firm with offices in London, Kitchener, Chatham and Sarnia. Joe has a litigation-based practice (for 30 years) in the areas of Real Estate, Condominium Law, Land Use Planning, and Residential Tenancies Law (Landlords only). He appears regularly before Provincial Boards and Tribunals, the Superior Court of Ontario, the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Joe is a regular presenter and contributor to continuing legal education programs of the Law Society of Upper Canada; the Paralegal Society; at joint programs of Osgoode Hall/University of Toronto; and, at numerous education and training programs for FRPO, GTAA, LPMA, WRAMA and HDAA.

In the community, Joe is a former Chair of the London Police Services Board and of Community Living London. Joe is also an advocate for the hiring of people with disabilities and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and was presented with the 2010 Champion’s League award by the then Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Hon. David Onley. For the past several years and at present, Joe is the Sudan Monitor for Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada.

Meet Joe Hoffer at www.cohenhighley.com