Landlords Who Defame And Harm Their Tenants Ability To Rent Is Illegal, A Crime! Punishable By Fines And Even Prison Time!
And You Can Easily Fight Back And Win (without paying a cent!) Tenants Are Not Aware Of The System To Jail/Fine Your Landlord!
Recently on the Ontario Landlords Tenant forum a young tenant explained how her landlord threatened her.
Her landlord had seen a story where a Peterborough landlord posted a huge sign illegally defaming her tenant and thought he could do it as well.
Things have been very complicated for everyone the past few months and i am a little behind in the rent. My landlady said if i don’t pay landlords are now “exposing tenants” who don’t pay. She said this will make sure everyone in the area knows not to rent to me and i will be stuck in a shelter with my toddler. Any help please!!!
Fortunately, fellow Tenants explained the process to her to stop this and punish the landlord for attempting to break the law!
The Landlord Has Set The Wrong Example And Must Be Punished
Uneducated landlords are on social media praising this ‘British’ landlord as some type of ‘hero’ when in fact they are a villain and if their tenant defends his rights they will be in a world of trouble!
What Can You Do If You Landlord Follows This Evil Landlords Tactics?
Unfortunately we’ve seen these types of uncivilized and illegal attacks before. For example a tenant found themselves on a “bad tenant list“. Fortunately she followed our tenant defense for tips.
You can read about it here.
So What Can You Do If Your Landlord Is Trying To “Punish” You By Making Your Private Information Public?
Of course then tenant can fight fire with fire by putting their landlord on a “bad landlord list” and making sure no tenants will ever, every rent such a dangerous property with such a bully landlord.
You Can Smear Them Back
Many tenants will see this as a great option as they can tell the truth, and even do it anonymously. Shaming landlords has been very successful!
You Can Legally Grow 4 Weed Plants And Report Your Rental As A Grow OP!
Some tenants have even grown our legal right to 4 plants and then reported it to the town or city to get the rental property flagged as a “grow up” which will cost the landlord/owner tens of thousands of dollars when they try to sell.
But there are other options out there that many tenants don’t know about and can have an immediate impact on your horrible landlord is a fair and honest way.
Tenants Have Lots Legal Of Ways To Fight Back…Do Them All!
Let’s take a look at some legal ways to fight back. Do them all. Go nuts and support your legal rights!
1. 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 and bullying 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!” or get arrested.
2. Call The Ontario Enforcement Unit
ONTARIO TENANTS DID YOU KNOW THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT HAS SOMETHING CALLED “RENTAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT?”
This is part of the Ministry of Housing, meaning the provincial government. It used to be called “THE INVESTIGATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT UNIT” but the name was suspiciously changed recently.
DID YOU KNOW?
– IF YOUR LANDLORD IS BREAKING THE RULES YOU CAN AVOID THE LONG AND TEDIOUS LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD AND GET FAST ACTION
– MAKE YOUR LANDLORD CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR IMMEDIATELY OR GET YOUR LANDLORD FINED (OR EVEN CRIMINALLY CHARGED!)
– THE RENTAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT WILL EVEN CALL YOU LANDLORD AND WARN THEM OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES!
Ontario’s Rental Housing Enforcement Unit (formerly called Investigation and Enforcement Unit) is a regulatory entity in the residential rental tenancies sector in Ontario.
The Rental Housing Enforcement Unit is separate from the Landlord and Tenant Board and deals only with enforcement of offences. The Unit takes complaints from tenants for offences committed under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (the Act).
If you are a tenant of a rental property in Ontario, the Rental Housing Enforcement Unit can help you by:
listening to your complaint
explaining your rights and responsibilities under the Act
working with you and your landlord or tenant to resolve issues
carrying out formal investigations when issues cannot be resolved
fining or criminally charging your landlord
So what are some of the offences landlords do that will lead to huge fines and even criminal charges?
-disconnecting or interfering with a vital service that the landlord is required to supply to tenants (e.g. heat, electricity, fuel, gas or water)
-failing to provide rent receipts to tenants who request them
-illegally evicting a tenant without following the eviction process
-failing to make a tenant’s belongings available within 72 hours of eviction
-collecting unlawful security deposits
-altering the locking system for a rental unit or residential complex without giving the tenant replacement keys
-providing false or misleading information in documents filed with the Landlord and Tenant Board
-Not providing proper notice to come into your home
-Taking pictures in your home when you do not agree
-Having real estate agents keep bothering you with no proper notice and harassment
-Tons of other offences under the Residential Tenancies Act (basically anything your landlord does that you fee is unfair…..report them!)
HOW DO I GET THE RENTAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT TO CALL MY LANDLORD AND WARN THEM, FINE THEM OR CRIMINALLY CHARGE THEM?
Landlords and tenants in Ontario may report any offence under the Act by contacting our call centre.
Toll-free telephone: 1-888-772-9277
Toll free fax line: 1-866-321-4127
Call centre hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Already the Ontario website under Ford seems be trying to mislead Tenants on rights. But the reality is you can report your landlord and not only teach them a “life lesson” being fined or being jailed, but you are helping get rid of these bad landlords who hate tenants.
If you have any problems with your landlord and want fast action, call the ONTARIO GOVERNMENT RENTAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT, FREE OF CHARGE, AND START THE INVESTIGATION INTO YOUR LANDLORDS ACTIONS.
3. Go To Legal Aid And File A Tenants Right Form
They will help you.
Find your nearest legal aid clinic who will give you FREE legal help
4. Ask Legal Aid To Help You Apply To The Human Rights Commission
The landlord is destroying your human right to privacy. File.
5. Make A Complaint To The Canada Privacy Commissioner
Are there any privacy laws that set out the rules for how landlords handle tenants’ personal information?
Landlords are required to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, or provincial legislation deemed to be substantially similar.
PIPEDA sets out the ground rules for how businesses, including landlords, must handle personal information in the course of commercial activity.
Here are some of the key obligations that landlords have under the law:
- They must obtain an individual’s consent when they collect, use or disclose that person’s personal information (except in limited, defined circumstances set out in the law.)
- They must identify the reasons for collecting personal information before or at the time of collection. They should ensure that these purposes are limited to what a reasonable person would consider appropriate under the circumstances.
- They need to provide individuals with access to the personal information that they hold about them and allow them to challenge its accuracy.
- They can only use a tenant’s personal information for the purposes for which it was collected.
- They are responsible for ensuring the personal information is protected by appropriate safeguards.
Signs and bad tenant lists are ILLEGAL!
Make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner!
This below is totally illegal and if her tenant defends himself she is toast!
THIS IS ILLEGAL AND UNACCEPTABLE! MAKE HER PAY!
This is Outrageous and Illegal! The Landlord Will Be Fined or Worse IF YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!
Sean If You Fight She Will Go Down!
Use The System To Fight Your Landlord!
If Sean follows our rules, his landlord will be in big trouble! Yet the rural rump landlords want to portray these illegal actions as “heroic”.
It’s no wonder the provincial government views small landlords as out of control low lives who have no idea of the laws and regulations of even being a landlord in Ontario!
Please Fight For Your Rights!
Don’t let these landlords break the law and then be called ‘heroes’ by the uneducated rural rump unprofessional landlords!
Tenants Need To Fight Back!
They are called heroes’ by the uneducated rural rump unprofessional landlords.
But these cocky wannabe be British royals will learn a lesson when tenants fight back!
They will be criminals if Tenants learn our rights and FIGHT BACK!