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Exploitive rent demands ‘a norm’ for newcomers

posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:31 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 5:32 PM ]
Published On Sun Jan 29 2012 Toronto Star

Immigrant tenants pressured to pay up hefty rent deposits may have better success by filing a human rights complaint.

Fraser, of the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, said asking for huge rent deposits is an outright violation of the law, and his centre has helped tenants recoup damages ranging from $2,000 to $12,000 from unscrupulous landlords.

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