Landlords in Canada are being encouraged to report tenants that aren't paying rent

A company is encouraging landlords in Canada to report tenants that aren't paying rent during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to their newsletter that's been shared on social media platforms.

Naborly — an American company with headquarters in Toronto that provides background checks on tenants — is asking landlords to report if their tenants have paid April rent.

"This database helps other landlords know in the future if a tenant has been delinquent in the past," the newsletter reads.

The newsletter also adds that the information will allow Naborly to "continue to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date tenant screening service in the market."

As you can imagine, many people weren't exactly impressed by the company's newsletter.

And one person couldn't resist a well-placed pun.

Although rent payments is a complex issue for both tenants and landlords in Canada, it does seem absurd to expect all Canadians to pay rent throughout the COVID-19 outbreak — especially when so many people are out of a job.

With 2.1 million Canadians applying for Employment Insurance in a two-week period, it's inevitable that some tenants will be unable to pay rent.

Freshdaily reached out to Naborly for a comment but had not heard back by time of publication.

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Jonathan Castellino

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