My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

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CamboMac
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My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#1 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 12:53 am

I was assaulted by my tenant and they were taken away and charged. I was taken away in an ambulance and the tenant was released from jail before I got out of the hospital. I have served an N7 and they bumped the hearing date up to May 3rd due to the severity of the case. What are some suggestions on what I should do for the hearing? I have pictures of the injuries, all the police occurance numbers and investgating officers of all the incidents in the past 2 months. I cannot get any information from the freedom of informatiom act on the assault due to the fact that she has not had her first appearance in court. Can I summon the investigating officer in any way? How can I get this tenant out of my house because they are ruining my life and I fear for my safety.

Svartr

Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#2 Unread postby Svartr » April 27th, 2013, 12:58 am

I really hope someone has some good advice for you.
You may need to get some legal representation.

I hope you can get this tenant out of your life.

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#3 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 1:07 am

Can somebody please give me advice. I can't sleep or eat or function properly sit all this has happened. Has this happened to anyone else here? They are in the unit above me like nothing has happened. Just a slap on the wrist because they have a criminal record as long as your arm. They are junkies with nothing to lose.

CamboMac
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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#4 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 1:10 am

and I know that it is my fault for not screening properly but please spare me those comments because this is a very serious matter.

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#5 Unread postby Burned » April 27th, 2013, 1:11 am

I will pray for you tonight.

The Ontario system for tenants is "hug a thug" so you will have to deal with a long eviction process. If you get an eviction, the Sheriff can take weeks to come.

I know this happens a lot, with many landlords not daring to make it really public for fear of reprisals.

Svartr

Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#6 Unread postby Svartr » April 27th, 2013, 1:14 am

If you can't get them out over the weekend,
is there any safe place YOU can go?
I'd hate to have your safety jeopardized
because they're renting in your home.

Have the police not given any suggestions for you?

I'm not sure there's many LL's on at this hour to give any further advice.

I've never had a tenant physically assault me,
just chase me down and curse me out.

CamboMac
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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#7 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 1:17 am

This has been a long ongoing process so fortunetly I know the sherriff personally and he does call me on a weekly basis to get an update. As soon as I get an order he has made me priority #1. In front of the judicator at this point, it is my word versus theirs and I am very worried since all I have are photos and occurance #'s that they judicator way not give me an order.

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#8 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 1:21 am

Is it possible for me to summon the investigating officer?

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#9 Unread postby Burned » April 27th, 2013, 1:21 am

Good luck with that.

Trust me, I feel for you because I went through something similar.

How tricky is the tenant? Will she/he give a passionate plea about how they are treated unfairly or whatever. If they do you are pretty much sunk for a quick eviction.

Can you get the arresting officer to come to the LTB? Will they come if you ask?

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#10 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 1:26 am

The tenants called the police on me trying to have me charged for assault while I was laying on the ground with a concussion. The officers were quick to figure out what really happened. The tenants have wrap sheets as long as your arm and I am a little old 55 year old Scottish women. It was only one tenant while the other one was across the street with their junkie friend. After I was beaten up they came across the street because they heard screaming only to pull the girl off me and call the police. The other two people gave the police statements saying they were in the hallway with her when it happened and I attacked her. This is breaking my heart.

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#11 Unread postby Burned » April 27th, 2013, 1:33 am

Don't expect the Ontario LTB to do anything for you. It's not like in Alberta where there is a 24 hour eviction for threats or violence against the landlord.

Ontario is Hug a Thug.

I would go stay with friends, relatives or a motel until things get more clear for you. Don't waste time on the computer, get out and get safe first.

And don't get emotional, just get safe and avoid more violence until they are gone.

Svartr

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#12 Unread postby Svartr » April 27th, 2013, 1:35 am

Oh, ffs.
I really think you need to get yourself some legal representation.

If you have any way to record conversations,
do so if the tenant and/or her buddies confront you with anything.

Even if that means you're calling someone and leaving the phone so someone,
ANYONE, can hear what's going on in the background.

If they don't catch you by surprise,
ensure you have a witness with you for every interaction you have.

And again,
I know you wouldn't want to leave your home,
but please do so if you find yourself being threatened.

You being safe is more important than any damage they can do to your property.

StudentLandlord

Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#13 Unread postby StudentLandlord » April 27th, 2013, 1:56 am

I would immediately seek a restraining order against the tenant, based on the assault.

I'm so sorry this is happening to you.

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#14 Unread postby CamboMac » April 27th, 2013, 2:01 am

Part of the conditions of release from holding cells for her was not to approach me or confront me in any way.

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Re: My tenant assaulted me to the point of the hospital!!

#15 Unread postby Coreycanada » April 27th, 2013, 12:49 pm

She can still stay in your upper unit? Sounds crazy.


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