Landlords say legislation hurts them

Landowners Hyacinth Turpin (left) and Ronald Chapman want changes to the Landlord And Tenant Act as they said owners like them were being treated unfairly.

Some landlords have had it with the Landlord And Tenant Act, saying it is unfairly skewed in favour of tenants.

They are lamenting that even if they order delinquent tenants out, the process is so tedious that by the time they succeed, they end up losers in more ways than one.

One particularly irate landlord, Hyacinth Turpin, said tenants could stretch out an eviction for as long as a year, with the landlord having to pay for everything while not getting a cent in rent.