“This year has been the most stressful that many of us have faced since we’ve provided this service,” one official said.
As remote working becomes the norm, many young people are asking themselves: do I want to live here?
Some have been on a rent strike, some are on the verge of eviction, some are dealing with landlords who suggest letting a stranger's family move in to help share the cost of rent.
Multiple people in east London face eviction despite having always paid their rent, and say they have been surveilled by agents acting for their billionaire landlord.
Permitted Development Rights allows for flats to be built in empty office buildings – and as small as 157 square-foot.
But the owner wants them out.
These Toronto residents say their only “crime” is taking part in the Keep Your Rent movement during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m certain they’re aware it’s illegal, and I’m certain they don’t care.”
Units that used to be Airbnbs are now long-term rentals and tenants are staying put, pushing prices down in Toronto and Vancouver.
A lot of the people who were able to afford housing costs in April couldn't make the same payments in May.
“People don’t have the money to pay the rent, and what we’re asking them to do is politicize that experience,” said Tara Raghuveer.
Advice on how to buy yourself time, or break your lease, if you don’t have enough money to pay your landlord this month.