Archive for the ‘landlord harassment’ Category

Don’t Pay Rent For 1 Or 2 Years…And How You Can Avoid Being Evicted Later On!

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Disclaimer: “This isn’t an attack on landlords. This is an attack on the system that got us here.”

Don’t Pay Rent And How You Can Avoid Future Eviction!

We hear so many media stories of why working class tenants who are suffering in this deadly pandemic “must” pay rent.

We hear paying rent instead of saving money for food and emergencies is “the right thing to do”.  It’s a morality test.

And while we are laid off from work and worried about our future we should “care about the landlords who need to pay their mortgage more than our not dying!”

It’s really makes me gag and want to throw up.

Landlord – Tenant Matters Are A Business Negotiation Of Equals

Landlords are running a business, yet they expect pay from their client (their Tenant) to instantly appear like the 11th Commandment is “You Must Pay Rent and Enrich Your Landlord.”

The federal and provincial governments have made it clear Tenants should not make paying rent a priority.

In Ontario the Landlord and Tenant Board is closed so if you don’t pay rent there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOUR LANDLORD CAN LEGALLY DO.

So I Don’t Have To Pay May Rent and It’s Okay?

Yes!  It’s not only okay, it’s the right thing to do. Even Premier Ford said this and with the Landlord and Tenant Board closed you cannot be evicted for any reason! You can enjoy life and survive in this challenging era.

My sucker Tenant agreed to move out, now I can raise the rent 100%! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Landlord Tricks – LL Is Offering Me 3 Months Of Rent If I Sign An N11 And Move

We hear so many media stories of why working class tenants who are suffering in this deadly pandemic “must” pay rent.

Here is a common dirty tactic.  Don’t sign the N11. If you move where will you find another apartment at similar rents?  And if you move you will need to pay “first and last” but if you stay in your current apartment you don’t need to pay rent for months!

Tenants Cannot Be Evicted

You do not need to pay rent. Premier Doug Ford said that. So don’t be an idiot and pay rent on May 1st.  As Doug Ford said, use that money for more important things.

Tenants Cannot Be Evicted And What This Means

Use this opportunity to protect yourself and use your money not on paying rent to parasitic landlords.

Don’t feel sorry for your landlord because they cry for help but have multiple properties and just want to make even more profits off our backs in this horrible economy.

How Long Can I Not Pay Rent?

For now it’s at least April but we predict it will me much longer.  Perhaps six months, or a year or even longer. We might even be able to be rent free for 18-36 months! Yes, that’s 3 years of savings for food and education.

What If My Landlord Tells Me To “Pay Up Or Leave?”

That’s illegal.  You can call the police.  The only legal way to evict a Tenant is via the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) and that isn’t working.

If you feel threatened CALL THE POLICE ASAP!  The boys in blue are very sympathetic to Tenant victims and will help you and even get your landlord criminal charged.

So What Happens When The LTB Gets Open Again?

Even before this crisis landlords had to wait 6-10 months to get a Hearing.  With the huge backlog it will be at least a year to get any type of Hearing when the virus pandemic ends.

So That Means I Don’t Have To Pay Rent For 1+ Years?

Yes, and this a good thing. Your landlord is already rich and you need to worry about YOU and YOUR FAMILY.

Your landlord is probably living their million dollar bunker anyway.

If I Owe Year Or More Of Rent And Don’t Pay What Happens?

Don’t worry. 

The Board can cancel all your rent debt if YOU HAVE A GOOD STORY SHOWING YOU TRIED BUT NEEDED TO PAY FOR FOOD OVER RENT.

-GET CONCRETE (written, video recording) EVIDENCE  YOU TRIED TO WORK WITH YOUR LANDLORD AND YOUR DEBTS WILL BE VANISHED BY THE LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD

-IT’S EVEN BETTER IF YOU PAY A LITTLE BIT, AS THEY CAN HELP YOUR CASE…”SEE I PAID WHAT I COULD YOUR HONOUR!”

IF YOU EXPLAIN YOU DIDN’T PAY (OR DIDN’T PAY FULL RENT) WAS DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS…YOU WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON A “PAYMENT PLAN” INSTEAD OF EVICTION. EXPLAIN YOUR SUPER CHALLENGING ECONOMIC SITUATION AND YOU CAN END UP JUST PAYING $50 MORE A MONTH AND STAY IN YOUR HOME. REMEMBER TO SHOW PROOF OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, BILLS, TUITION, ETC.

Collecting debts in Canada is very difficult.  The only real trick landlords have is to garnish wages.  So never tell them where you work.

But if  they won $30,000 -$100,000 you can also just declare bankruptcy and the landlord will NEVER COLLECT YOUR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS SAVINGS.

Lesson: By Not Paying Now You Are Saving Thousands Of Dollars.

Help Fellow Tenants By Not Paying Rent On May First.

Let’s make this go viral.

Are You On A Bad Tenant List? It’s Illegal And You Can Call The Police On Your Landlord!

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Did Your Landlord Put You A “Bad Tenant List?”

It’s Not Only Scary, It’s Illegal!

And You Can Call The Police!

The news that some landlords have put tenants on “bad tenant lists” has shocked and scared hard- working tenants all over the province of Ontario.

The news there are illegal blacklists was reported in Sudbury.com

A man who says he was invited to be part of a closed Facebook group for local landlords says it’s wrong the group is keeping a blacklist of tenants to avoid renting to.

Matthew Hahnimaki provided the list to Sudbury.com, as well as screenshots of a discussion in which a landlord advises other property owners to keep the blacklist “on the down low” because it is illegal.

The group, as Hanhimaki has gathered over his short stay, is a place where landlords, most of whom are independent with one or two properties, say they exist to share information about things like where to get credit checks done, and recommend businesses like Hanhimaki’s to other landlords in Sudbury.

Sadly this was not true. The Landlords were undertaking something much more nefarious and illegal.

Hanhimaki said it didn’t take long before he became aware members of the group were maintaining a list “of not so good tenants” and sharing it among themselves.

The list has some 200 names on it.

“There’s posts on there from people asking about the list and they seem to want to keep it hush-hush,” said Hanhimaki. “You have to send a message to this one specific girl and she’ll send it to you.”

An exchange between members of the group shows people requesting the list of names, and one member saying:  “Just a heads up having a list is illegal so keep it on the down low”.

Another member responded to the comment, stating, “Really should find another way to refer people to it without mentioning names. Perhaps create a Gmail account for whomever has the list and just give that out.”

Sudbury.com has obtained a copy of the list, along with screenshots from posts on the Sudbury Landlords page with members requesting their own copy.

Hanhimaki is not on the list himself, but feels this is an unfair way for tenants to be treated.

“This is wrong,” Hahnimaki said. “I’m on my landlord about maintenance things and that might rub him the wrong way, but that doesn’t mean I’m a bad tenant. I always pay my rent on time.”

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada seems to agree with Hahnimaki’s opinion that a “bad tenant list” is wrong.

Unless the person maintaining the list is a licensed credit agency in Ontario, the list contravenes subsection 5(3) of the the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

What’s more, unless the tenants on the list were aware their personal information was being disclosed to other landlords, landlords had no right to share the information among themselves.

Illegal Tenant Blacklists Exist…They Are Illegal…And You Can Stop Them!

The message is out that low-class, low-educated small Sudbury landlords have created illegal “bad tenant lists” on Facebook.

It’s not only Sudbury…Illegal Blacklists Are All Over Ontario…and you can fight back!

What Can You Do If You Are On An Illegal “Bad Tenant List?”

One complainant on the list said she never consented to her personal information being collected for that purpose and wasn’t allowed to see the information about her or find out which landlord had added her name to the list.

What About the Privacy Commissions?

They are good, but they are slow and very bureaucratic.  These people get huge salaries for basically doing nothing.  Sure make a complaint and it will likely get the illegal list shut down.

But you need to protect yourself fast!

Call the Police!

Your personal information is being made public without your permission.  This is not only a privacy issue, it’s a safety issue.  It is also a harassment issue.

We have heard from tenants who have been put on these illegal lists and they have called the Boys in Blue.  They explained the situation and the officers have personally went to the landlords home and told them to “SHUT IT DOWN!”

It’s Time All Tenants Work Together To Shut Down Illegal “Bad Tenant” Websites

Remember according to the Canada privacy commissioner you can only be on a bad tenant list only if:

Unless the person maintaining the list is a licensed credit agency in Ontario, the list contravenes subsection 5(3) of the the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

What’s more, unless the tenants on the list were aware their personal information was being disclosed to other landlords, landlords had no right to share the information among themselves.

So if this is not the case make sure you print this out and call the police.

NEVER EVERY FEEL ASHAMED, WEAK OR INTIMIDATED!

Explain the rules (show them the print out) and explain how this information is harassment and bullying by people who need your money, but also at the same look down on you!

You can also get help from your local Legal Aid Clinic at https://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/contact.asp?type=cl