Condo renters need more protection from scammers: NDP

Some in Queens Park are calling for more protection for prospective renters against fraud as the average cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment recently topped $2,000 a month in Toronto.  This comes after at least two dozen people, mostly international students, came forward to CityNews, claiming they paid thousands of dollars in rent to a man to rent a suite he did not own.  “It’s an unfair situation for renters,” said NDP leader Andrea Horwath. “Their recourse is lacking. We need to look at what we can do because many of these folks are very vulnerable. Let’s face it. First and last month’s rent can be quite a substantial amount of money.”     Read the article……….

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