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Hampstead makes move to protect tenants with bylaw – Montreal
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Hampstead makes move to protect tenants with bylaw – Montreal

The town of Hampstead has passed a draft amendment to a bylaw which they say will better protect tenants. Before landlords can get a permit from the town to do work that would require tenants to move, the property owner must have the tenant’s agreement to move in writing.According to Hampstead mayor Jeremy Levi, the impetus for the change came a week ago when a resident contacted the town for help.“They basically said ‘my landlord is trying to kick me out and I’ve been living here 35 years, he claims there’s gonna be major renovations’,” Levi told Global News from his office. Read more: Debate over future of Côte-Saint-Luc Road heats up Hampstead election campaign Levi said when the town examined the permit application, the owner said the unit was empty a...