Residential Tenancy Act Continues to Disappoint
The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing is disappointed in the actions of all parties bringing the Residential Tenancy Act through third reading. This act is replacing 30 year old legislation and presents the government with the opportunity to provide tenants with the security and affordability they have been demanding. Instead, as it stands, the legislation…Read More
New Act Lets Tenants Down
PEI Fight for Affordable Housing Nov. 17 2022 A new act governing residential tenancy has been tabled in the Legislative Assembly and the PEI Fight for Affordable Housing (PEIFAH) is calling on legislators to amend the act with stronger protections for tenants’ rights. PEIFAH made 27 suggestions to protect tenants’ rights. The tabled act includes…Read More
Statement on Bill no. 87 – Residential Tenancy Act: Six Disappointing Omissions or Reductions in Tenant Protections
This statement is based on feedback and conversations with thousands of tenants since the Fall of 2018. There are many further changes we would like to see in Bill 87. There has been a scaling back of tenant rights, some of which are not mentioned in this statement. Of the 27 recommendations we submitted to…Read More
PEIFAH – Summary of 27 recommendations for change to the second draft Residential Tenancy Act.
These recommendations include an end to renovictions, caps on rent increases above the guideline, consideration of tenants’ incomes in rent increase calculation and new rights for tenants to get repairs done including a provincial maintenance standards by-laws enforced by neutral, trained, property standards inspectors. PEI Fight for Affordable HousingKey Recommendations for the Draft Residential Tenancy…Read More
PEIFAH Submission to Government on 2nd draft Residential Tenancy Act. January 2022
INTRODUCTION Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on the Government of PEI’s second draft of a new Residential Tenancy Act (RTA). The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing is a grassroots organization which grew out of tenant concern with widespread eviction, rising rents and loss of place in the community which reached a boiling…Read More
IRAC Rent Increase a Cruel Calculation
September 23, 2022 The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing (PEIFAH) calls the rent increase guidelines for 2023 published by IRAC on Wednesday a cruel calculation whereby those in our communities who are already the hardest hit by inflation will also cover the increased costs of landlords. Daniel Cousins, a PEIFAH member says “We know that…Read More
Have your voice heard!
The Government on PEI is in the process of collecting feedback and input from tenants and landlords on a second draft of the Residential Tenancy Act. Feedback is due by January 14, 2021.
The PEI Fight for Affordable Housing submitted feedback on behalf of tenants during the initial phase of consultation back in 2020 when the first draft of the Residential Tenancy Act was released.Read More