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LETTER: Enforcement against bad landlords shouldn't hurt the good ones

'There are plenty of responsible landlords who will now pay the price for the irresponsible ones,' says letter-writer
2021-08-16 rental keys
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BarrieToday welcomes letters to the editor at raymond@barrietoday.com. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to a story titled 'Enforcement against absentee landlords in east end could have 'significant benefits' published Oct. 18.
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I am very disappointed with the new "enforcement" project in Barrie's east end for many reasons.  

The landlords who are negligent should be targeted by bylaws already in place and forced to pay the price for not maintaining their property and ensuring that their tenants are safe.  
 
There are plenty of responsible landlords who will now pay the price for the irresponsible ones. Not fair at all. Tenants will pay the price for sure in the end. 
 
There are many areas of Barrie that have absentee landlords as well. When will they be subject to these fees and inspections?
 
Lisa DeRoy
Barrie
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