Archive for the ‘Good Tenant Tips’ Category

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Tenants Speak Out & Share Their Concerns & Opinions on the Rental Industry

As part of our “Let’s Improve the Ontario Rental Industry” we have invited tenants to share their opinions on how we can make these improvements. These opinions are from individual contributors and are not the opinions of the Ontario Landlords Association. We believe by fostering communication between landlords and tenants we can improve the Ontario rental industry.

To contribute your experiences and advice please email us at:  tenantexperiences@groupmail.com (All contributions must be a minimum of 300 words and include your name, contact number, address, a copy of your lease, all which will all be kept private.)

The post below has been recommended by the Tenant Community as extremely helpful and important information.  By Working Together Tenants Are Stronger.

 

Make Sure Your Home Is Safe! You Can Call The Fire Department DIRECTLY And Get Protected

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

The landlords said my rental home was safe, now my babies & pets are dying!

Landlord Charged, Must Pay $3600 In Fines For Failing To Protect Tenants

The news from Barrie360.com about a landlord who did not protect his tenants which led to a fire and thousands of dollars in fines has shocked tenants across Ontario.

It also has millions of tenants scared and wondering what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Many Landlords Simply Don’t Care About Your Safety

The Fire Department in Gravenhurst was called with reports of a fire in one of the rental apartments.

The Fire Department put out the electrical fire and discovered that there was a shocking “absence of adequate and up-to-date smoke and CO alarms” in the rental building.

Further investigation led to the landlord getting five charges of “Failure to Install Smoke Alarms” and another five charges of “Failure to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms.”

Fire Prevention Officer Warns Landlords

A fire prevention officer stated:

“The notion of a landlord failing to adequately safeguard their tenants with basic measures such as alarms is simply intolerable in this day and age,”

All landlords must understand their responsibilities under the legislation, ‘I didn’t know’ doesn’t wash anymore,” he said.

The property owner faces fines of $3,600.

The Landlord Only Cared After Getting Caught, Charged and Fined

When it comes to safety the landlord in the above didn’t care about his tenants at all.  While there are good landlords out there, many simply only care your hard earned money going into their pockets.

What if someone had died due to the landlords lack of ethics and breaking the law?  This could have been a true tragedy.

Protect Your Family By Being Aggressive and Demanding

This case is proof you can’t rely on your landlords to fulfill their legal responsibilities. HELL NO!

You need to be proactive…and aggressive and demanding.

IF YOU AREN’T PROACTIVE, AGGRESSIVE AND DEMANDING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES MIGHT DIE!

The landlords said the smoke detectors were working! I just needed to call the Fire Dept. directly at no charge and they would have prevented this…

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Many tenants have said sharing the concerns lead to nothing.  So while there are great landlords out there who will make sure are safe it seems like they are small minority (and if you find them, stick with them!)

The best way is to call the Fire Department directly and tell them you are a tenant and want to make sure your rental HOME is safe.

 

Landlords Are Legally Responsible For Keeping Your Home Safe! Call Us To Inspect!

Call Your Local Fire Department Directly Without Telling Your Landlord

Most Fire Departments will be more than happy to help!

They will send a highly trained fire prevention specialist to go over all over your concerns.

They will also make note of your call and you can ask them to do regular inspections.

Your Landlord Might Be Charged And Fined, But They Must Make Your Home Safe

Make the call to your local fire department to protect yourself.  The landlord cannot “punish you for this” at all (although many will threaten this).

NO WAY!

In Canada you have the right to a safe rental home and your landlord must pay for it!

Where are Mommy and Daddy????

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones…Be Aggressive and Don’t Let Some Landlord Ruin Your Life And Murder Your Children

Take Action!

TENANTS HAVE RIGHTS, BUT YOU MUST ACT TO MAKE SURE YOUR RIGHTS ARE ENFORCED

Every tenant in Ontario should call your local fire department and request a fire inspector come and make sure your home is safe.

It doesn’t cost you a cent.

Make The Call!

Protect your family and pets and loved ones by making the call.

Google Your Local Fire Department Today, Tell Them You Are A Concerned Tenant And Ask Them For An Inspection ASAP!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

It can be incredibly stressful finding a new home.

With low vacancy rates and many new landlords who do not even bother learning the rules, you need to make sure you are in control of the rental process and punish landlords who are not following the law.

Here are posts from Tenants to help you find your new rental HOME.

Remember, you are paying rent and it is LEGALLY YOUR HOME AND YOU HAVE RIGHTS.

Illegal Questions On Applications? File a Human Rights Complaint

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Are You On Welfare Or Disability?? Do You Have Kids? Do You Have A Disability? Are You A Canadian Citizen? Are You An Alcoholic Or Do Drugs? What Is Your Religion?

All Illegal Under the Ontario Human Rights Code & You Can File A Complaint

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Lots Of Reasons Any Tenant Getting This Application Should File A Human Rights Complaint (And Win A Large Judgement)

Many tenants are unaware of our rights when it comes to finding an apartment.

And why shouldn’t we be? After all finding a new place to call home can be one of the most stressful things anyone can ever do.

Low Vacancy Rates Give Landlords All the Power

Because of the rise of AirBnb lots of rentals are off the market for long term great tenants who want to find a place to put down roots, grow our careers, and raise our families.

With the pro-landlord governments not enforcing the laws against these type of short term rentals, things have never been worse for tenants.

Landlords Are Getting Away With Illegal Human Rights Abuses All Over Ontario!

A recent story by CBC news shined a light on what landlords in Waterloo are getting away with.

You could say they are getting away with murder because not being able to find a home leads to suicides and many physical and mental problems for people just trying to survive.

What Questions Are Illegal?

Here are some of the questions that need to lead to a Human Rights Complaint (and a punishment of the illegal landlord)

-Are You On Welfare or Disability?

-Do You Have Kids?

-Do You Have A Disability?

-Are You A Canadian Citizen?

-Are You An Alcoholic?

-Do You Do Drugs?

-What Is Your Religion?

And even more!  See what the these bad landlords can and cannot do HERE.

What Can I Do If I Face These Illegal Landlord Questions?

You can file a Human Rights Complaint and based on my research as long as you file you will win.

You see, if they agree to take your case it means you will win and beat the landlord.  And the landlord will be required to pay you money (and worse).

Contacts To Help You Get The Justice You Deserve In a Law-Abiding Nation Like Canada

If you need human rights legal advice or help filing an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, contact the Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre at: 416-597-4900 or 1-866-625-5179 and speak with a Human Rights Advisor.

To file an application directly with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, visit their website and follow the instructions for How to file an application.

In This Era of Low Vacancy Rates And Gov’t Cuts Tenants Must Take Action!

Canada is a country known for following the rule of law. Yet many people (especially newcomers to Canada) are unaware that many landlords (and employers) want to trick and intimidate people into accepting a lawless “Mad Max” type of state.

1. Landlords Refusing Tenants On Welfare Is Common…and Illegal!

I hear this all the time. They base your application on source of income, which is ILLEGAL. File a complaint if you are on Ontario Works or ODSP.

File a Human Rights complaint.

2. Landlords Refusing Tenants Due To Lack of Citizenship Is Common…and Illegal!

Oh you are new here so you are not a real human being?

File a Human Rights complaint.

In Canada You Have Rights! But You Need To Fight For Them!

It’s up to you to make sure you use the fair system to demand your rights and punish these local Canadians who want to scare you, trick you, intimidate you, and abuse you and your family.

Make Sure Canadian Laws Are Followed By Law-Breakers: File A Human Rights Complaint!

You have rights but only if you take action.

Many newcomers to Canada are not aware that the laws are not “automatically” happening…you need to speak up and be aggressive to Defend Your Rights.

Speak up, be aggressive and make sure your legal rights are protected and you get the money you deserve from illegal criminal landlords.

Insider Info: I spoke with a lawyer who is often at the Human Rights Commission Tribunal  (OHRC)

She explained if your complaint is accepted (and you can demand it be accepted by NOT BACKING DOWN) tenants will often not only win, but win a large monetary judgement against the landlord who has to try to defend themselves.

While the Landlord and Tenant Board is understaffed and often can’t attract the best people due to low salaries and bureaucracy, the OHRC is run by educated professionals who know how important their job is.

Fellow Tenants You Have Nothing To Fear And Nothing To Lose AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS!

FILE, FILE, FILE

Take a look at some cases where Tenants upheld their rights, took the landlord to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and won HERE.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

There lots of good landlords out there.  The problem is there are even more bad landlords.

These bad landlords either don’t know the laws or know them and don’t care…as they think they can intimidate you.

Fight back….and fight back hard and you can win!  Please read our helpful articles here to help good tenants defeat and punish bad landlords.  Good landlords have nothing to worry about and will be appreciated even more by good tenants.