Fight Back For Your Survival!
Tenants Need To Be Aggressive and Fight Back As Rents Rise And Landlords Want to ILLEGALLY Bully Us Out Of Our Homes To Die On the Streets So They Can Make More Profits
Many small landlords don’t follow the law. Instead they want to harass you and bully you. They hope you back down and kowtow to your “masters.”
A recent story shows how landlords don’t care about legal rules and why tenants must never back down!
Barrie Tenants Subject To Illegal Evictions and Intimidation!
The news out of Barrie, Ontario is shocking and shows Tenants how landlords don’t want to follow the law and instead intimidate Tenants.
Tenants at a Barrie Road apartment building are scrambling to find housing after they were given a letter of intent to evict for the purposes of renovations — what’s known as an N-13 form.
The four-plex apartment complex at 201 Barrie Rd. is owned by Palm Tree Investments, which purchased the property just before the COVID-19 pandemic, say the tenants.
“When they first purchased the property a couple of years ago, their first order of business was to send everybody in the building a notice that they were increasing the rent by 5.2 per cent,” explained Angela Coley, who has been a resident at the property for five years.
“When they realized they couldn’t do that, they served everybody in the building with N-13s,” said Coley.
According to the Landlord and Tenant Board’s (LTB) N-13 form, the landlord must give at least 120 days’ notice to terminate a tenancy.
If a tenant disagrees with the information in the landlord’s notice, the tenant does not have to move out. However, the landlord can apply to the LTB to evict the tenant, which is what has happened in this case.
The LTB has scheduled a hearing about this matter.
They Illegally Sent the “Sheriff” To Try To Intimidate Tenants To Move!
However, earlier this week, a sheriff showed up, say the tenants.
“The landlord’s agent that represents the building decided that when he was here yesterday with the sheriffs, that they would be back within 72 hours to evict us, even though we have had no due process or time in court,” said Coley, who doesn’t understand why a sheriff is involved and what their power is.
Coley says the landlords have been unreachable by email or by phone since.
“These people are doing things under the table;
…they are career investors that know the ins and outs of how to get things moving because once you get a sheriff’s order, it’s hard to stop,” she explained.
An 80-year-old woman and a young couple had already moved out of their apartment before the N-13 was voided because of the moratorium on evictions enacted by Premier Doug Ford in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since pandemic restrictions on landlords have been eased, the landlords have decided once again to attempt to evict the remaining tenants.
Landlords Lie To The Landlord and Tenant Board…They Lie!
“They are telling the tribunal that they are evicting us because the renovations they need to do are so extensive that they need us out, but yet, the renovations that are actually happening are just putting up a wall and are so simple that they don’t even need a building permit to do it,” Coley claims.
Don’t Back Down And Demand Your Legal Rights!
Excellent advice from Patrick Patient. This has become a war for Tenant survival!
Tenants Need To Know Your Rights And Fight Back!
Never be depressed, never feel intimidated! Use the system to fight back for your survival!
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