Business Licenses for Edmonton Landlords?

In an effort to "level the playing field" between tenants and landlords, a Edmonton city councillor is proposing a business license and database of landlords operating in Edmonton. 

The idea is that tenants could use this database to check on the performance and reliability of prospective landlords, much as a landlord does by checking a prospective tenants credit rating and employment. 

Do you think this is a good idea? Would it be helpful for tenants, or is this just another tax-grab from the city? Comment below! 

You can read about this proposed change at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-councillor-wants-city-to-license-landlords-1.6380959

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