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!
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.
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).
In Canada you have the right to a safe rental home and your landlord must pay for it!
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones…Be Aggressive and Don’t Let Some Landlord Ruin Your Life And Murder Your Children
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!