Disclaimer: “This isn’t an attack on landlords. This is an attack on the system that got us here.”
Tenants need to be very careful dealing with small landlords
They are much worse than the corporate landlords who have professionally trained staff who are accountable to senior management and shareholders.
Corporate landlords are no saints, but they have protocols to ensure they keep to a certain standard of services. Especially the larger corporate landlords.
Tenants have legal rights and it seems landlords want to bully us to submit to them and give up our legal rights!
Look at stories in the news these days.
Small Landlords Are Uncivilized Bullies Who Don’t Care About The Law
In one case the landlord threatened his tenant who he demanded rent from. And that was just the beginning for the “landlord from hell”.
Instead of going through the legal process that both landlords and tenants must go through before an eviction can happen this landlord physically assaulted the tenant.
Fortunately the tenant managed to call 991 and the police arrested him for assault. The landlord assaulted the tenant just because she was strong enough to know her rights and did not agree to a bully who just wanted her money illegally!
Ottawa Landlord Threatens Tenant “I’ll kill you..And Sell Your Baby!”
Another report is by a landlord in Ottawa. His tenant was legally not paying rent and the landlord needed to go through the proper legal process. But he didn’t. Instead he kidnapped the tenant, threatened him, and even threatened “to sell” the tenants’ baby. Yes, these things happen when you rent from small landlords.
Landlord Removes Doors, Windows, Faucets On Tenant
Yet another example of why you should avoid renting from small landlords and rent from professional corporate landlords. And if you have no choice you need to record everything!
Unlike Corporate Landlords Who Have Rules, Small LL’s Are Out Of Control!
We can now see small landlords are very happy to bully and lie. They even do illegal things that harm tenants.
They just don’t think the law applies to them!
While corporate landlords have a corporate hierarchy (so you can complain to the boss) small landlords are out of control and law breakers. They have no one watching over them.
The Small Investor Landlords Are The Real Rule-Breakers –
SECRETLY RECORD EVERY INTERACTION WITH THEM…AND KEEP YOUR RECORDS!
Tenants make sure you secretly record every interaction you have with your small landlord.
Because small landlords will lie at the Landlord and Tenant Board
They will claim they are the victims and smear you as a slum tenant and abuser.
Small Landlords Will Attack You In Many Illegal Ways
They might call Children’s Aid, or report you for abusing OW or ODSP.
They might even call the SPCA on your healthy pet just to harass you! There is no low they will reach! (Remember you can call Children’s Aid Or the SPCA on your landlord too!)
Under Bill 184 landlords who didn’t offer you a fair payment plan during the pandemic will be viewed negatively.
Already the landlords have been telling other landlords to just lie and say they offered a payment plan when they didn’t! Just to trick the adjudicator at the LTB!
Remember, these are people who can’t get real jobs and rely on getting rent. And ask yourself how they really got all those mortgages with low or no income …hmmmmmmmmm. That’s another story coming soon.
This is the only way to truly protect yourself. You need to have a record of EVERY single meeting or talk or email or text with your landlord.
How Can I Record Them?
-Use Your Phone
-Install Cameras In Your Home And At the Front Door
-Use Your Computer To Set Up To Monitor the Front Door When Open
-Buy A Spy Pen (You Can Buy From Amazon)
Protect Yourself From Your Small Landlord!
Landlords are getting angry and desperate. Instead of attacking the “system” they find a much easier target hard-working tenants.
Protect yourself by recording EVERY interaction…secretly!
This will not only protect you at the Landlord and Tenant Board, it can also help you criminally charge your landlord if they threaten or assault you or your loved ones!