TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
- Whereas some landlords are negligent in maintaining their properties in a reasonable state of repair
- Whereas tenants pay for maintenance as part of their rent
- And whereas failure to adequately maintain rental properties exposes tenants to risk of displacement, personal injury, and property loss
Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
To require that landlords set a portion of each month’s rent aside for the purpose of maintaining their rental units, and require that landlords provide a partial refund of rent when they fail to meet their maintenance obligations to their tenants.