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Sunday, August 1st, 2021

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.

Most of us used to rent to and we have tried to become the landlords we always wanted to rent from but could never find.

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 in a win-win business relationship.

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 and destroyed upon confirmation.)

The post below has been recommended by the Tenant Community as extremely helpful and important information. 

By Working Together Tenants And Small Landlords Can Get A Better Understanding of the Issues And Improve The Ontario Rental Industry.

Let’s all face issues straight on and work to make the Ontario Rental Industry not only an example for Canada, but for the world!

 

Tenants Are Preparing A MASSIVE Class Action Lawsuit Because Tenants Are Being Treated Unfairly, LTB Is A Puppet Of Landlords, We Need To Be Compensated For The Lies of March 2020!

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Tenants Were Provided with Bad Faith Advice From Ford In March 2020! The LTB and Landlords Have Abused This Bad Faith Advice To Trample Tenant Rights!

We Will Be Compensated By Both Ford And The Landlords Who Have Used This Bad Faith To Evict Tenants And Destroyed Lives!

Call To Action TENANTS!

We have been reaching out to Tenants to explain to them how to really handle bad landlords for maximum winning. Protests and “uniting together” physically is useful but not the ultimate nuclear bomb we need.

Landlords can just hire security, wait us out, and use our rent money to hire people to harass us.

You need to hit landlords in what is the only thing they care about: their money and their feeling they are superior and untouchable!

And how do you do it?

Make them pay fees and make them personally responsible!

You file a class action lawsuit against the owners of your rental building!

Stop feeling intimidated, stop being depressed, and fight back and win! Yes, you have power they don’t want you to know you have!

Be aggressive and put your landlord/building owner on the Stand in Court where they cannot lie or they will have a criminal charge of perjury! This is their nightmare!

Time For Justice! We Will Now Stop Begging For Fairness And Put The Ontario Government and The Landlord and Tenant Board On Trial!

In March 2020 Premier Doug Ford said tenants don’t have to pay rent if they can’t afford to.

Now, over a year later, tenants are being evicted just for following the order from Premier Ford.

He set us up.

He lied.

All so-called landlord claims will lose as the situation now is worse for Tenants than ever before

The key step that showed their actions was deleting all the “LTB interpretations” on the LTB website…meaning all former interpretations of the rules at the LTB were “vanished” and replaced with pro-landlord pablum!

Meanwhile the LTB continued to grovel to the powerful landlord interests. It so not only pathetic, it shows the LTB has become biased against Tenants since the pandemic began!

This is unfair and unacceptable! And we will prove in in the courts!

Tenants across Ontario are working with legal aid clinics to provide strategic assistance and to deliver a notice letter to The Province of Ontario pertaining to compensation for the financial losses of TENANTS and to make immediate changes to the unfair Residential Tenancies Act failing which legal action will be contemplated to provide fairness to TENANTS.

Fundraising for the legal costs begins SOON.

TENANTS have suffered immense and unpublicized losses due to the Government’s unilateral decision to close the LTB and clog the redress process by banning Tenant legal complaints about harassment, abuse, and lack of maintaining our homes.

All this unilaterally decided by the Government without any compensation to TENANTS.

The Government has repeatedly said  “We remain committed to providing fair, effective and timely access to justice”.

For TENANTS, it hasn’t been fair, it hasn’t been effective and there certainly hasn’t been timely access to justice.

TENANTS are seeking restitution and compensation for millions in rental losses due to no fault of their own retroactive to March 1, 2020.

Tenants Are Being Evicted Without Fair Process

Contract law is not being adhered to and this reflects a direct bias to us.

Additionally, we are not afforded the same legal rights as other contract holders, access to justice or access to the criminal laws. No other category is denied these rights.

No person can enter a grocery store and get kicked out just because it can take a couple of minutes to pull our debit cards.

Once COVID hit and the Provincial Government placed a moratorium on evictions, TENANTS faced extreme financial hardship.

The Government released a financial package for every group impacted by the pandemic: commercial landlords, students, big corporations, airlines, NGOs, unemployed, farmers, non profits, artists, civil servants etc….BUT NOT TENANTS!

Doug Ford Lied And The Landlord Tenant Board Is Trampling On Tenant Rights

NO COMPENSATION WAS PROVIDED FOR TENANTS AFTER PREMIER FORD SAID WE DON’T HAVE TO PAY RENT!

And the messaging from our Ontario Premier, very early into the pandemic, was that if rent could not be paid then the tenant would not need to pay the rent owed and the Provincial Government would not make these same tenants face eviction.

This was a lie and this lie has cause billions of dollars in damages and lives destroyed!

The LTB was already being investigated by the Ombudsman of Ontario, due to the increasingly lengthy delays in Tenants obtaining a hearing for anything from damages to property, non payment of rent, illegal activities in the rental property, etc.

But this failed.

We need your financial support. This is a call to action. It’s time to stop the bias towards TENANTS.

Tenants have reached out to legal clinics to provide strategic assistance to The Province of Ontario pertaining to compensation for the financial losses of TENANTSW and to make immediate changes to the RTA failing which legal action will be contemplated to provide fairness to TENANTS.
The funds will be used in an attempt to resolve the following concerns:
  • – compensation for TENANT arrears
  • – immediate changes to the residential tenancy act to help TENANTS
  • – a public online database of LANDLORD rental history
  • – prosecute repeat LANDLORD offenders
  • – grant more powers to the police for disputes at rental properties

If you are wondering what a class action lawsuit is, you’re not alone.

Class action lawsuits tend to be highly complex, and they require an experienced lawyer at the helm. The actual definition of a class action, though, is fairly simple: in a class action, a person or group of people sues on behalf of a large group of people who all suffered the same legal injury.

For example, someone could file a class action suit on behalf of everyone who:

  • Was billed for the same unauthorized charges
  • Saw the same false ads before paying for a product or service
  • Bought the same defective product
  • Suffered losses from investing in the same security
  • Paid too much for a product or service because of the same anticompetitive conduct

The person who starts the lawsuit is called the named plaintiff or class representative. The people proposed to be represented are called the class members. Class action lawsuits typically include hundreds or thousands of class members.

If you are having problems with a company—whether it’s a website, a company you invested in, or even your employer OR YOUR LANDLORD—many other people may be having the same problems.

In these situations, a class action suit is often the best solution because it can allow many people across the country to benefit from a single lawsuit. It also empowers individuals who may otherwise lack a means of speaking out to stand up against a powerful company in court.

Any injured person can initiate a class action suit, but specific requirements apply. Below we outline the class action requirements and what you can expect as a class member or a class representative.

This is a call to action. It’s time to stop the bias and unfair government attacks on TENANTS. 
It’s time Tenants put Ford, Clark and the LTB on the stand, under oath, to seek the Truth!
We will win!

The Tragic Murder Of Tenant Al Gosling After Being Evicted By His Landlord

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

One old man died. Shame on us

Al Gosling died this past weekend; there was, finally, nothing his doctors could do and no more medicines to help, and so the machines that kept him alive were shut down.

Al’s friend, Harry Kopyto, was by his side when he died. Harry said, “I tried to reach him. I shouted in his ear. I held his hand. I hugged him. There were so many tubes and monitors. Who knows if he heard me?”

Farewell, old friend.

Now let me be blunt: old men die all the time – and Al was 82 years old – but I wonder if he would have died like this had he not been evicted by his landlord!

Let me remind you:

Al came home one day some months ago and found that the lock on the door of his bachelor apartment had been changed.

With nowhere to go, he slept for a week under the stairs in the building that had been his home. He went from the stairs to a shelter, where it seems he picked up an infection. He went from the shelter to a clinic and, finally, he went to the hospital, and his last bed.

From there to the grave.

Al was a long-term tenant.. In recent years, he may have had some trouble with his rent. I suspect the trouble was bureaucratic.

According to the landlord, Al neglected to fill out his annual declaration of income a couple of years in a row; the declaration is a requirement if your rent is geared to income. In the absence of such a valuable declaration, The landlord hit Al with market rent and he ran up arrears and was threatened with eviction.

The landlord says they tried to get through to Al, to reason with him. I am no judge of what they did or did not do. All I know is that, in the end, they threw him out.

Who cares?

You and I pay taxes. Our taxes fund social housing. That means you and I are the landlord, and Al Gosling was evicted in our name.

You might argue that the threat of eviction is a way to get an old man to the table, in order to reach a mediated settlement. I can argue just as easily that, for want of a piece of paper, Al Gosling was kicked onto the street.

The landlord says it has an eviction prevention policy; if so, why was Al Gosling evicted? And why is the landlord still serving eviction notices to other tenants, some of whom have special needs?

Is the landlord using the Landlord and Tenant Board as an instrument of social work? If so, I am disgusted.

There were several of the so-called helping professions on the fringes of this case; where were they when it mattered?

Was there no one person with the skills, the heart, the imagination, the initiative, the persistence or the ingenuity to find out if Al needed care, or intervention, or some simple human contact?

Here’s what I think: when many different people are responsible for a problem, no one is responsible for the problem.

I can’t think of one problem solved by kicking an old man onto the street.

I also wonder where Al picked up the infection that made him so ill? If it was in the shelter, how many others have fallen ill there? And would Al have picked up the infection that killed him if he had been allowed to remain in his home?

One last question:

How many other Al Goslings are there in our midst? We need answers. We need a public inquiry.

 

THE ULTIMATE LOOPHOLE FOR TENANTS TO WIN! Become A “Tenant-Landlord” And Make A Hell Of A Lot Of Money (And Never Get Evicted!) – Part 1

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Real World Advice To Help Tenants Survive!

You Can Bring In “Guests” Who Are Really “Tenants” Who Live There Permanently And Pay Rent To You!” (And There’s Nothing Your Landlord Can Do)

Ontario Tenants are under attack. Unlike in most other places, in Ontario evictions are being sped up by the evil capitalist Ford government. Tenants have no legal protections and can’t even get “in person” LTB hearings where we can defend ourselves.

The Landlord and Tenant Board has become a corrupt “Eviction Machine”. They even want to charge Tenants $25,000 to record people getting evicted on Zoom.

The System Is Rigged: Tenants Need New Strategies To Protect Our Lives And Our Homes

The dirty secret is privileged landlords and their high priced legal teams don’t want Tenants to know that the only way the “Ford system” can quickly evict you is if you don’t pay rent.

Tenant “group marches” and other tactics are bourgeois pipe dreams and won’t save hundreds of thousands of families being thrown on to the streets in the next couple of months. 

These “tenant groups” should put down their bong pipes and help real people who need help all over Ontario!

I suspect many of these so-called tenant groups get government funding to lead Tenants astray and into a horrific situations.

Simple Fact: You Pay Rent And You Won’t Get Evicted

Not Paying Rent – This is the landlords only “fast option” to Holocaust Tenants.

They can fast fast track but it’s only non-payment of rent.

If you pay rent, you won’t be evicted!

But Last Year Doug Ford Said Tenants Don’t Have To Pay Rent!

Ford was lying!

He’s a liar. It was always the plan to trick Tenants into not paying so they could be easily and quickly evicted.

Okay, But I’m Out Of Work! How Can I Pay So Much Rent To My Landlord?

The key is not to fight the system, but to manipulate the system to survive and win.

Most of the Tenant groups out there rightfully want to fix the system. But they are day dreamers.  They are great and admirable, but in reality we need to strategies to prosper and survive NOW!

The Solution Is To Become A “Tenant-Landlord” To Cover Rent (And Make Nice Juicy Profits!)

Here’s the true defense for Tenants!

Use the the system to make sure you pay rent (so your landlord can’t evict you) and also make huge profits so you can buy rental properties and get rich like your landlords are doing.

Here’s the legal advice the landlord centre gives to landlords and it’s a way for Tenants to get rich and win!

Check out the truth here  from the government landlord site:

“My tenant has additional people in the unit and I suspect he is collecting rent from them but claims they are visitors. What can I do?”

Under the Residential Tenancies Act it is not illegal for a tenant to have temporary or even permanent guests as long as the tenant is still living in the unit. Unfortunately the landlord has no recourse in this situation even if the tenant is collecting rent from these other people. You can only do something if your tenant is not paying you the rent or they are causing damages to the property in which case you would serve the appropriate notices and proceed to the Landlord and Tenant Board to terminate the tenancy

Become A Tenant-Landlord, Pay The Rent, Make Profits And Beat The System!

Bring in “guests” who are really your Tenants.

This a great win-win situation.

You landlord gets paid so cannot evict you, you get to stay in your home and are protected because you pay rent, you help others with low cost housing for them and their families….WIN!!!

Good Landlords Will Support You And Appreciate Rent Paid During This Deadly Pandemic

This is a win-win-win situations for landlords to get their rent, tenants to be protected, and new guests/tenants to find a home for a low rental cost!

Win-Win-Win.

We Threatened To Give A Bad Review On “Good Neighbour” And My Slumlord Backed Down On His Threat To My Family!

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Tenants now have a great service to fight back against bad landlords and help good landlords

My Slumlord Threatened To Report Us! We Threatened To Report Them To GOOD NEIGHBOUR & The Slumlord Backed Down!

 GOOD NEIGHBOUR Protects Good Tenants And Good Landlords

Report, Report, Report!

My partner and I have been living in an apartment for the past year+ and we only rented here because it was available and we needed a place asap.

We were too innocent and thought that there were legal standards for landlords in Ontario. We thought that whatever place we rented would be safe and the landlord would be licensed like taxi drivers and hot dog stands and have professional standards.

Damn It Were We Ever Wrong!

We soon found out that there are no standards for landlords.

There is no landlord licensing meaning anyone can become a “small landlord” with no tests or making sure they understand the law! This means lots of fraudsters and those with CRIMINAL RECORDS can become a ‘small landlord!”

How Easy Is It To Become A Small Landlord?

-They can have criminal records, the government doesn’t care!

-They can have huge fines from the Landlord and Tenant Board and Small Claims Court and there are no consequences.

-They can use shifty services and think they are safe using them.

It gets even worse.

I found that many small landlords have lots of properties and many have almost no income except the rent they get!

This is especially true of real estate agents who have lots of properties but don’t even sell a house in a year!

They can have committed mortgage fraud just to buy the rental. They use a shady mortgage broker and fake income and get the mortgage and are suddenly a “landlord” due to fraud.

This is how they make their money!

Our Story

We trusted landlords to be honest and transparent and rented a property after a quick walk through.

We thought a face to face great chat and a handshake was enough to find a good landlords.

The Property Was Unsafe

As soon as we moved in we found what looked good during our quick “covid” walk through was just a sham! There was black mould in the shower, the stove has only 1 burner working and several light switches didn’t even work!

We Demanded Our Home Be Safe

We brought all this up with the landlord who told us “DEAL WITH IT, LIFE IS TOUGH!”

She said you signed the lease and now “F*CK OFF” and follow it!

Instead of Protecting Us Our Landlord Threatened Us

 

We Fought Back Thanks To “GOOD NEIGHBOUR”!

Landlords have secret illegal bad tenant lists and are promising defamatory ways to “kick the asses” of Tenants these companies are not even really helping landlords, but they appeal to landlords’

We Had Our GOOD NEIGHBOUR Reporting To Fight Back!

History! Tenants and Landlord Fight…And Tenant Shoots Landlord With An Amazing Victory!

Our Landlord Backed Down…WE WON!

As expected, these uneducated non-licensed fools always fold when they GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE!

Why GOOD NEIGHBOUR Is The Best Service for Tenants To Fight Back!

GOOD NEIGHBOUR Protects Tenants And Needs Our Support.

It also helps good landlords!

Let’s make sure this new service goes Canada-wide and become a KEY PLAYER for protecting tenants

REPORT YOUR LANDLORD TO GOOD NEIGHBOUR TODAY AND GAIN POWER!!!