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Barrie Ontario – Tenant Allegedly Assaulted Landlord with a Punch…and a Broom and Knife!

March 1st, 2013
Barrie landlord tenant broom attack

Barrie Ontario Landlord Was Assaulted with a Broom and a Knife!

According to a report at Simcoe.com, police officers from Barrie, Ontario had to go to an apartment on Stanley St. because of a physical show-down between the landlord and his tenant.
The landlord and tenant fight was on
According to the Simcoe report, the tenant first allegedly punched the landlord.
…Then came the broom…
The said he was then hit with the handle of a broom.
…Then came the knife…
The landlord alleges the tenant then threw a knife at him.
When police arrived the 20 year old tenant was given 4 counts of assault with a weapon. She was also charge for failing to comply with probation and a recognizance order and was held until her bail hearing.
The Importance Of Being a Successful Landlord:  Be Professional, Try to Avoid Conflict and Don’t Take the Law Into Your Own Hands
Unfortunately, we’ve seen landlords have these types of situations with tenants before:
For example, remember the story of My Renter Bit Me
We’ve also seen landlords get in trouble with the law:

Remember this where an Ontario Landlord was Arrested For Assaulting Tenant’s Friend During Move-Out

These problems involving violence have also happened in other provinces in Canada, such as in British Columbia.

What Can A Landlord Do To Protect Ourselves?

1. The best way to protect yourself is to make sure you carefully screen tenants and know who you are putting in your   rental property.

2. Make sure you do a credit check to get information about your potential tenants financial history.

3. Many landlords and property managers are now conducting criminal checks on all prospective tenants.

4. Request for former landlord references and check each reference out carefully.

5. Study the Ontario Residential Tenancy Act and always follow the rules.

A Barrie Ontario Landlord Was Allegedly Punched, Hit With A Broom and Had a Knife Thrown At Him. This is Yet Another Example of Why Landlords Must Be Careful At All Times. Discus this at the Ontario Landlords Forum, the #1 Landlord Forum in Canada.

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