New bylaw introduced in Toronto to regulate landlords.
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City council has approved a new tenant protection bylaw that will hold rental property landlords of buildings three or more storeys, with 10 of more units, accountable.
Rules come into force on July 1 and would force building owners to track tenant complaints, respond quickly to requests for repairs and provide effective pest control.
City council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new bylaw that places tougher restrictions on apartment landlords while introducing new protections for tenants.
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The new bylaw is to include new rules regarding repair requests, landlord registry, and pest control among other things.
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