October 18th, 2012
It’s Time to Fix the Ontario Residential Tenancy Act!
What is the National Post Story About?
The court heard that due to legal loopholes in the Ontario Residential Tenancy Act, empowered by the Landlord and Tenant Board, tenants have lived without paying rent for almost ten months.
How Much is the Rent?
The rent is $3,600/month. The apartment is in the heart of downtown Toronto.
What Does the Judge Have to Say?
$3,600 x 10 = OUCH!
The judge look carefully at the case and saw how loopholes in Ontario allowed a predatory tenant to abuse the landlord.
The judge then demanded change to the laws in Ontario and more fairness.
Basically the Wise Judge Saw It’s Just Too Easy To Screw a Landlord in Ontario
What Are the Details?
A couple rented an apartment in Toronto last October (2011). After moving in they never paid rent!
A Toronto man and his wife moved into an apartment on Baldwin Street on October 11, 2011, and have not paid rent since, court heard, despite apparently still living there with pending appeals delaying any possible eviction.