Suze Morrison MPP, Toronto Centre

Government of Ontario

July 14, 2020 Newsletter: What Your Need To Know About Bill 184 and Evictions

Published on July 14, 2020

Dear Friend,

Bill 184 is about to enter 3rd reading at Queen’s Park. I’ve heard constituents call Bill 184 \Here's what you need to know — If you enter a written agreement with your landlord to repay late rent, under Bill 184: Your landlord can evict you without a hearing if you are even a day late or a dollar short on that agreement.If your landlord raises your rent illegally and you pay that rent for 12 months, it becomes a legal and binding rent increase.You must now give advanced written notice to the Landlord and Tenant Board to raise new issues at eviction hearings.

Our local legal clinic is Neighbourhood Legal Services: please reach out if you have concerns or need assistance. If you are unsure if your increase is legal, please reach out to my office or  Neighbourhood Legal Services. You can visit SuzeMorrison.ca/Tenants for more resources. Please Remember:  an eviction NOTICE is not an eviction ORDER.You do not need to leave your home immediately if you receive an eviction notice.You have a right to a hearing to defend yourself. Bill 184 has not passed yet. Call the Premier at 416-325-1941. Sign and share our petition to stop COVID Evictions. Watch and share my question to the Premier about mass evictions! No matter what happens, I will keep speaking up for your tenant rights.

 

Suze,

MPP — Toronto Centre