Landlords’ Association to Assist Tenants Facing Significant Rent Increases (TAP)
Saskatoon (October 6, 2011): The Saskatchewan Landlord Association (SKLA), an industry association for landlords and property managers of rental housing, is introducing a Tenant Assistance Process (TAP) to help tenants who have received a substantial rent increase.
If a tenant receives a significant rent increase that they cannot afford, he or she will be able to request assistance in dealing with the increase. The TAP, which will be run by experienced SRHIA landlords and property managers, will review the increased rental rate and its affordability to the applicant. If possible, the TAP will attempt to facilitate a mutually acceptable outcome by meeting with the two interested parties. If requested by the tenant, the TAP will draw on the SRHIA membership to provide assistance to the tenant in finding alternate accommodations. Referral will also be made to the Office of Residential Tenancies, if applicable, and information on rental supplement and other support programs for which they may qualify will be provided.