In 2001 the Municipal Act in Ontario was completely revamped, becoming the Municipal Act, 2001. As part of those changes, many of the provisions of the Public Utilities Act were repealed and brought within the ambit of the Act. Little noticed among the changes at that time was the inclusion of a provision in the Municipal Act, 2001 allowing municipalities to add utility arrears incurred by a tenant to the tax bill of the property owner.
This article was originally published in the January/February 2009 issue of Fair Exchange magazine. Re-printed from FE Magazine with permission of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO).
This paper was presented by John at the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Law Conference on Firday, March 7, 2008.
Presented at our Insurance Law: Fall Update 2007, on Wednesday November 21, 2007, at the Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre.
Presented at the International Council of Shopping Centres 2002 Canadian Law Conference, Toronto, on March 7-8, 2002.