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Tenants Are Preparing A MASSIVE Class Action Lawsuit Because Tenants Are Being Treated Unfairly, LTB Is A Puppet Of Landlords, We Need To Be Compensated For The Lies of March 2020!

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Tenants Were Provided with Bad Faith Advice From Ford In March 2020! The LTB and Landlords Have Abused This Bad Faith Advice To Trample Tenant Rights!

We Will Be Compensated By Both Ford And The Landlords Who Have Used This Bad Faith To Evict Tenants And Destroyed Lives!

Call To Action TENANTS!

We have been reaching out to Tenants to explain to them how to really handle bad landlords for maximum winning. Protests and “uniting together” physically is useful but not the ultimate nuclear bomb we need.

Landlords can just hire security, wait us out, and use our rent money to hire people to harass us.

You need to hit landlords in what is the only thing they care about: their money and their feeling they are superior and untouchable!

And how do you do it?

Make them pay fees and make them personally responsible!

You file a class action lawsuit against the owners of your rental building!

Stop feeling intimidated, stop being depressed, and fight back and win! Yes, you have power they don’t want you to know you have!

Be aggressive and put your landlord/building owner on the Stand in Court where they cannot lie or they will have a criminal charge of perjury! This is their nightmare!

Time For Justice! We Will Now Stop Begging For Fairness And Put The Ontario Government and The Landlord and Tenant Board On Trial!

In March 2020 Premier Doug Ford said tenants don’t have to pay rent if they can’t afford to.

Now, over a year later, tenants are being evicted just for following the order from Premier Ford.

He set us up.

He lied.

All so-called landlord claims will lose as the situation now is worse for Tenants than ever before

The key step that showed their actions was deleting all the “LTB interpretations” on the LTB website…meaning all former interpretations of the rules at the LTB were “vanished” and replaced with pro-landlord pablum!

Meanwhile the LTB continued to grovel to the powerful landlord interests. It so not only pathetic, it shows the LTB has become biased against Tenants since the pandemic began!

This is unfair and unacceptable! And we will prove in in the courts!

Tenants across Ontario are working with legal aid clinics to provide strategic assistance and to deliver a notice letter to The Province of Ontario pertaining to compensation for the financial losses of TENANTS and to make immediate changes to the unfair Residential Tenancies Act failing which legal action will be contemplated to provide fairness to TENANTS.

Fundraising for the legal costs begins SOON.

TENANTS have suffered immense and unpublicized losses due to the Government’s unilateral decision to close the LTB and clog the redress process by banning Tenant legal complaints about harassment, abuse, and lack of maintaining our homes.

All this unilaterally decided by the Government without any compensation to TENANTS.

The Government has repeatedly said  “We remain committed to providing fair, effective and timely access to justice”.

For TENANTS, it hasn’t been fair, it hasn’t been effective and there certainly hasn’t been timely access to justice.

TENANTS are seeking restitution and compensation for millions in rental losses due to no fault of their own retroactive to March 1, 2020.

Tenants Are Being Evicted Without Fair Process

Contract law is not being adhered to and this reflects a direct bias to us.

Additionally, we are not afforded the same legal rights as other contract holders, access to justice or access to the criminal laws. No other category is denied these rights.

No person can enter a grocery store and get kicked out just because it can take a couple of minutes to pull our debit cards.

Once COVID hit and the Provincial Government placed a moratorium on evictions, TENANTS faced extreme financial hardship.

The Government released a financial package for every group impacted by the pandemic: commercial landlords, students, big corporations, airlines, NGOs, unemployed, farmers, non profits, artists, civil servants etc….BUT NOT TENANTS!

Doug Ford Lied And The Landlord Tenant Board Is Trampling On Tenant Rights

NO COMPENSATION WAS PROVIDED FOR TENANTS AFTER PREMIER FORD SAID WE DON’T HAVE TO PAY RENT!

And the messaging from our Ontario Premier, very early into the pandemic, was that if rent could not be paid then the tenant would not need to pay the rent owed and the Provincial Government would not make these same tenants face eviction.

This was a lie and this lie has cause billions of dollars in damages and lives destroyed!

The LTB was already being investigated by the Ombudsman of Ontario, due to the increasingly lengthy delays in Tenants obtaining a hearing for anything from damages to property, non payment of rent, illegal activities in the rental property, etc.

But this failed.

We need your financial support. This is a call to action. It’s time to stop the bias towards TENANTS.

Tenants have reached out to legal clinics to provide strategic assistance to The Province of Ontario pertaining to compensation for the financial losses of TENANTSW and to make immediate changes to the RTA failing which legal action will be contemplated to provide fairness to TENANTS.
The funds will be used in an attempt to resolve the following concerns:
  • – compensation for TENANT arrears
  • – immediate changes to the residential tenancy act to help TENANTS
  • – a public online database of LANDLORD rental history
  • – prosecute repeat LANDLORD offenders
  • – grant more powers to the police for disputes at rental properties

If you are wondering what a class action lawsuit is, you’re not alone.

Class action lawsuits tend to be highly complex, and they require an experienced lawyer at the helm. The actual definition of a class action, though, is fairly simple: in a class action, a person or group of people sues on behalf of a large group of people who all suffered the same legal injury.

For example, someone could file a class action suit on behalf of everyone who:

  • Was billed for the same unauthorized charges
  • Saw the same false ads before paying for a product or service
  • Bought the same defective product
  • Suffered losses from investing in the same security
  • Paid too much for a product or service because of the same anticompetitive conduct

The person who starts the lawsuit is called the named plaintiff or class representative. The people proposed to be represented are called the class members. Class action lawsuits typically include hundreds or thousands of class members.

If you are having problems with a company—whether it’s a website, a company you invested in, or even your employer OR YOUR LANDLORD—many other people may be having the same problems.

In these situations, a class action suit is often the best solution because it can allow many people across the country to benefit from a single lawsuit. It also empowers individuals who may otherwise lack a means of speaking out to stand up against a powerful company in court.

Any injured person can initiate a class action suit, but specific requirements apply. Below we outline the class action requirements and what you can expect as a class member or a class representative.

This is a call to action. It’s time to stop the bias and unfair government attacks on TENANTS. 
It’s time Tenants put Ford, Clark and the LTB on the stand, under oath, to seek the Truth!
We will win!

How Much Can Ontario Landlords Raise The Rent in 2022? Only 1.2%

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

According to the guideline Ontario landlords can only raise the rent by is 1.2 per cent in 2022

Did you know the Ontario government caps how much private Ontario landlords can raise the rent each year?

But It’s My Private Property, How Can That Be True?

Yes, it’s true.

It’s your property that you paid for, that is yours but you are not free to raise rents on your tenants without government interference.

The rent increase guideline is the maximum most landlords can raise a tenant’s rent without the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). It is applicable to most rent increases between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

Alert For Small Ontario Landlords: The Increase Is Not Automatic

Rent increases are not automatic or mandatory. Landlords may only raise rent if they gave tenants at least 90 days written notice using the correct form. In most cases, the rent increase cannot be more than the rent increase guideline.

In addition, at least 12 months must have passed since the first day of the tenancy or the last rent increase. If a tenant believes they have received an improper rent increase, they may dispute it at the LTB within 12 months.

What Does the OLA Say About This?

Our most experienced and successful Ontario Landlord Association Members have been clear about this for over a decade.

With low annual rent increase rules, it’s important that Ontario landlords make sure they raise the rent each year according to the guideline.

We also want the government to allow landlords and tenants to freely negotiate rents between leases without government interference (and get rid of government “allowable rent increases” that are far below inflation and our costs.)

TENANT GAME CHANGER! TENANTS CAN NOW REPORT YOUR LANDLORDS AND LEAVE REVIEWS ANONYMOUSLY! (Without Consent)

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

There Is A Great New Company That Gives Tenants The Power To Rate Their Landlord! You Can Post Anonymously And Consent Is Not Required! Click On GOOD NEIGHBOUR For Justice!

We’ve heard about so many slimy landlord “help” companies over the past few years. It’s open-season on Tenants!

Whether it’s creating secret bad tenant lists or promising defamatory ways to “kick the asses” of Tenants these companies are not even really helping landlords, but they appeal to landlords’ worst instincts.

As expected, they have a lot of “pumpers” providing misinformation to get their cut of the pie at the expense of good landlords. It’s all about the $$$$.

It’s a shame even good landlords are getting suckered in and will they will pay for their actions soon. It’s just a matter of time, you will see.

Now Tenants Can Fight Back Against Bad Landlords And Their Misleading, Slimy Services

Great news for Tenants and good landlords with a new site that empowers Tenants to report and review your landlords anonymously and without their consent!

The Company is Called “Good Neighbour” And It’s A Game Changer

This amazing app is free and here’s what they are all about:

-Learn about your future home from those who have lived in the unit before you.

-Share your rental experiences anonymously with others.

-Share your wisdom.

Get The Truth Told! Personal Experiences Are Key!

Apartment listings don’t paint the full picture.

-What’s the landlord like?

-What about the neighbours?

-Is the management company helpful?

-What’s it like living in the neighbourhood?

Share your experience (anonymously) to help your future neighbours.

You don’t need your landlords’ consent 8-)

Why Can’t We Report Landlords To Credit Bureaus Like Landlords Do?

Because the whole reporting thing is a marketing scam and basically useless!

The whole “report Tenants to the credit bureaus to raise or drop their score” isn’t true like some companies are marketing.

It’ ridiculous and just marketing campaign to get naïve, desperate landlords to pay money and give them the fake illusion of power, LOL!

The dirty little secret the shills won’t tell you is landlords reporting tenants rent doesn’t dent the Tenants’ credit score beyond a small, tiny way that has have no real impact!

It’s basically useless and total gaslighting and won’t help or harm credit scores except in a very, very tiny fashion.  People think this reporting will play a big role in a tenants credit score, but it’s not true!

Sadly so many have been misled and so many small landlord shills are misleading landlords to try to catch some ca$h.

So no need for Tenants to follow this marketing scam! The real way is to review your landlords and tell the truth about them! This will help good landlords and protect us from the slumlords out there!

 

JOIN NOW…IT’S FREE! REVIEW ALL YOUR LANDLORDS, EVEN PREVIOUS LANDLORDS!

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THIS HELPS LANDLORDS BECAUSE GOOD REVIEWS WILL HELP THEM FIND GOOD TENANTS!

GOOD LANDLORDS ARE GOING TO BE REWARDED!

IT’S A KICK TO THE A** OF BAD LANDLORDS WHO NEED TO CHANGE THEIR WAYS OR BE PUNISHED

CLICK ON GOOD NEIGHBOUR, IT’S FREE!

https://usegoodnbr.com/

 

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

April 8, 2021

TO:                 Ontario Landlord Association Stakeholders

FROM:           Karen Restoule, Associate Chair

RE:                 Expedited Enforcement of Eviction Orders

On April 8, 2021, the Government of Ontario issued Ontario Regulation 266/21 made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

This regulation states that the Court Enforcement Office (Sheriff) cannot enforce any Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) eviction order unless the order asks the Sheriff to expedite the enforcement.  The Sheriff can resume enforcing all eviction orders after the Government of Ontario removes the regulation.

The LTB is continuing to hold hearings for all types of applications and issue orders, including orders for evictions. This will help ensure that tenants and landlords seeking resolution from the LTB are provided access to justice with minimal service delays.

The purpose of this memo is to provide information on when an eviction order issued by the LTB may include a request to the Sheriff to expedite enforcement.

Section 84 of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (“RTA”) says that the LTB must include such a request to the Sheriff in the order where the tenant is being evicted for certain types of very serious conduct, and the adjudicator has not delayed the enforcement date pursuant to section 83(1)(b) of the RTA. The grounds for eviction in section 84 are:

  • Willfully damaging the rental unit
  • Using the unit in a way which is inconsistent with residential use and caused, or is likely to cause, significant damage
  • Committing an illegal act in the unit involving the production or trafficking of illegal drugs
  • Seriously impairing someone’s safety
  • Substantially interfering with the landlord’s reasonable enjoyment – in cases where the landlord and tenant live in the same building and the building has three or fewer residential units

If a landlord believes that an eviction order should include a request to the Sheriff to expedite enforcement, but the application is not based on any of the grounds contained in section 84 of the RTA, the landlord may raise this issue during the hearing. The adjudicator may consider whether the tenant is responsible for an urgent problem such as a serious and ongoing health or safety issue at the residential complex or a serious illegal act that occurred at the residential complex. The tenant will have the opportunity to make submissions on this issue if they are at the hearing.

If the hearing for the landlord’s eviction application has already been completed but the order has not been issued, the landlord may contact the LTB to ask the adjudicator who held the hearing to consider adding to the order a request to the Sheriff to expedite enforcement of eviction. Landlords can submit a request to expedite enforcement of the eviction by fax, mail or email. The tenant will have an opportunity to make submissions on this issue.

Eviction orders that have already been issued can only be changed if the order contains a serious error or a clerical mistake. If a landlord believes that an order contains a serious error, the landlord may file a request to review the order. If the landlord believes that the order contains a clerical mistake, the landlord may file a request to amend the order. More information on this process is available on the Application and Hearing Process page of our website.

We remain committed to updating you about operational planning and we are appreciative of your patience and cooperation as we continue to adjust our operations in response to the ongoing pandemic.

If you have any questions, please contact us at LTB@ontario.ca.

Sincerely,

[Original signed by]              [Original signed by]

Karen Restoule                    Lynn Dicaire

Associate Chair                    Registrar

Call the Ontario Tenant Police Force To Get Your Landlord FINED Or ARRESTED in 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Landlords Obey The Law Or Suffer The Consequences! Tenants Have Rights!

I wrote about this a year ago and am shocked more people are not using this service!

Tenants are under attack!

How can we fight back?

Ontario Tenants are not aware there is a “Ontario Tenant police force” run by the provincial government to help you and punish your landlord for illegal acts!

It’s almost like the the so called “tenant groups” taking government money and province don’t want tenants to know about this service. And there is rarely anything in the media. Why?

Hmmmmmmm. It’s almost like landlords work to keep tenants blind and naive about our rights while they look down on us and just want our money.

WE ARE ABOUT GETTING TENANTS TRULY INFORMED

– There is a service that will protect our rights! But most Tenants don’t even know about it! It’s time to make every Tenant in Ontario aware of this service!

 

Want proof?   Take a look:

(1) Waterloo Landlord And Property Manager Fined $5200 For Not Return Key Deposit

Waterloo tenants saved.

June 21, 2019 10:30 A.M.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Convicted: 2526328 Ontario Inc. and Turn Key Property Management Inc.

Location: Region of Waterloo

Description of Offence: Three counts against each defendant of charging an illegal key deposit

Date of Conviction: June 17, 2019

Penalty Imposed:

Following a guilty plea, 2526328 Ontario Inc. and Turn Key Property Management Inc. were each fined a total of $2,250 by Justice of the Peace Michael A. Cuthbertson.

The court also imposed victim fine surcharges totalling $375 for each defendant as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The victim fine surcharges go to a special fund to assist victims of crime.

Background:

2526328 Ontario Inc. is the landlord of a rental property in Waterloo.

Turn Key Property Management Inc. manages the property for the landlord.

In February and March 2017, six tenants signed leases to rent units in the property. Each tenant was charged a $200 key deposit.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, a landlord may charge a refundable key deposit in an amount not greater than the expected direct replacement costs of the key.

2526328 Ontario Inc. did not refund the key deposits to three of the tenants when they moved out of their units.

Turn Key Property Management Inc. did not refund the key deposits to the other three tenants when they moved out of their units.

After the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing laid charges, 2526328 Ontario Inc. and Turn Key Property Management Inc. refunded the key deposits to the tenants.

(2) Toronto Landlord Fined $48,000 for Residential Tenancies Act Violations

Convicted: 795 College Inc.

Location: Toronto

Description of Offence: Three counts of failing to afford a tenant a right of first refusal

Date of Conviction: May 23, 2019

Penalty Imposed:

  • Following a guilty plea, 795 College Inc. was fined a total of $48,000 in Toronto by Justice of the Peace David. J. Hunt.
  • The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge ($12,000) as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

Background:

  • 795 College Inc. is the landlord of an eight-unit apartment building.
  • In late 2016, 795 College Inc. gave the tenants notice to end their tenancies to do extensive renovations.
  • Tenants may have a “right of first refusal” to move back into the rental unit once renovations are complete by giving written notice to the landlord before moving out. The rent when the tenant moves back in must be the same as if there had been no interruption in the tenancy.
  • Tenants in three rental units gave written notice to 795 College Inc. that they wanted to move back in once renovations were complete.
  • In November 2017, 795 College Inc. rented the three units to different tenants at over three times the previous rent. The previous tenants did not move back in.
  • In addition to the fines imposed by the Court, the Landlord and Tenant Board ordered 795 College Inc. to pay administrative fines totaling $75,000 for not letting the previous tenants move back in.

(3) Simcoe County Landlord Fined $1,500 for Residential Tenancies Act Violation

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Convicted: Casino R.V Resorts Inc.

Location: Simcoe County

Description of Offence: Withholding the reasonable supply of heat to a tenant

Date of Offence: September 1, 2018 — June 15, 2019

Date of Conviction: December 16, 2019

Penalty Imposed:

  • Following a guilty plea, Casino R.V Resorts Inc. was fined $1,500 in Orillia by Justice of the Peace Karen Walker.
  • The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge ($375) as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

Background:

  • Casino R.V Resorts Inc. is the landlord of a rental property in Simcoe County.
  • In early 2018, the furnace in the basement of the property stopped working.
  • Casino R.V Resorts Inc. did not repair the furnace despite requests from the tenant. The furnace was still not repaired during the period from September 1, 2018 to June 15, 2019.
  • Under the Residential Tenancies Act, landlords are not permitted to withhold the reasonable supply of heat to a tenant between September 1 and June 15. During this period, rental units must be maintained (or capable of being maintained) at a temperature of at least 20 degrees Celsius.

Tenants Are Not Aware Of This Important Weapon To Fight Evil,  Illegal Landlords

We wrote about how Tenants have a “tenant police force” that almost nobody know about before- https://ontariolandlords.org/forum/view … 8454399aa7

Of course the gov’t paid for high salaried “tenant activists” will never tell you the truth, as they might lose their funding and huge salaries.

As Lenin said, control the opposition and you win. This is what the landlords have done, created what looks like tenant groups fighting for us but in reality they are just there to stop us and bog us down and make us lose!

So many options for Tenants are hidden and rarely ever publicized. Our collective is talking about REAL HELP AND REAL ACTION, not flowery words and inaction.

The so-called “tenant groups” out there are getting government funding and never want to rock the boat and risk that funding. Do they care about Tenant Rights, or do they just want to keep getting their big pay checks to “talk about Tenant Rights” and mislead us and make us WEAK!?

This is why this site will now become the go-to Tenants Rights site in Ontario and we are working hard to grow it all over Canada.

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!

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 offenses 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.

Telephone: 416-585-7214
Toll-free telephone: 1-888-772-9277

Call centre hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Check it out at: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/page142.aspx

DO IT! PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY!

Already the Ontario website 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.

Together we are stronger.

And tenants are united on telling the truth to help Tenants on this forum (and not a government funded tenant site that is bought and paid for with big pay checks and won’t tell Tenants the real truth about how we can protect ourselves!)

Abused tenants can get justice.

And Bad Landlords will pay the price!

DO NOT BE AFRAID!

Your complaint is confidential and you have nothing to fear!

As more tenants use this helpful service there will be more and more huge fines and especially MANY MORE criminal charges against landlords.  This will improve the rental industry, especially as more slumlords and landlords who abuse their power will be in jail!

Report Your Landlord For Any Dispute You Have! It’s A Free Ontario Government Service! You Have Nothing To Lose, and It’s Confidential!

Toll-free telephone: 1-888-772-9277