The Quinte Landlords Association is hoping the City of Belleville and other Quinte region communities change zoning regulations to allow more so-called “granny flats” and basement apartments.
President of the Landlords Association, Robert Gentile, says more small house-based rental units will help both the poor and many seniors.
Gentile says the City of Belleville currently allows apartments in houses in the older sections of the city, and hopes council will move to change policies.
The provincial government is encouraging more second suites in houses as part of a plan to provide more affordable housing.
The Quinte Landlords Association is also supporting proposals that would make it easier for landlords to deal with problem tenants who are abusing the appeal system to stay in apartments rent free for several months.