Does your building or community have a tenants’ association?
Did you know that as a tenant, you have the legal right to organize a tenants’ association?
A tenants’ association can empower all tenants, help build a sense of community and strengthen your rights as tenants. You are legally protected by Section 233 of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) which states that a landlord cannot interfere with any tenant who is organizing or joining a tenants’ association.
Tenants can come together to demand better living conditions. When tenants become part of a tenants’ association, they are stronger and more effective at making their demands heard. These demands can include improving maintenance and security, fighting demolitions or conversions, disputing unfair rent increases and much more.
To help you understand how to become a tenant leader and start a tenants’ association, check out the following resource:
Tenant Association Toolkit developed by the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations (FMTA).