City offers online information for landlords and tenants during state of emergency

Photo by Tommy Vallier.

In a time of uncertainty when many are struggling to find answers to important questions, the City of Kingston has created online information pages for landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

The resource pages are meant to help both landlords and tenants navigate rental situations during a time where people are dealing with a number of unforeseen problems, such as loss of work and self-isolation due to COVID-19. The pages are separated into information for landlords and tenants outlining:

  • The rights and responsibilities of both parties
  • Recent relevant announcements from the provincial government
  • Links to relevant resources

“We recognize that the first of the month has heightened the anxiety and financial stress many residents are feeling, as a result of COVID-19. To help ease this stress, the City has developed online resources that will help residents paying or collecting rent to find answers to their most pressing questions, quickly,” Mayor Bryan Paterson said in a press release on Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020. Paterson went on to note that mutual respect and understanding will be the most important factor for both landlords and tenants through this situation.

“We have seen wonderful examples of people supporting one another during this difficult time. Let’s not give that up, here. Please, show kindness and generosity. Together, we’ll get through this,” Paterson said.

For more information from the City of Kingston on programs being offered to help property owners and residents in general, as well as information and resources on how the City is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 state of emergency locally, including links to resources, and information on closures, cancellations and changes to services, please see our COVID-19 quick reference guide here.

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