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HOW TENANTS CAN AVOID EVICTIONS AND WIN! Did You Get A Notice Of Hearing? Getting Evicted? N4, N5? You Can Get FREE LEGAL Help To Defeat Your Landlord And Stay In Your Home!

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Did You Know Ontario Tenants Have The Right To A Free Lawyer & Free Legal Advice To Fight Your Landlord! Yes, It’s True!

Don’t Be Shy And Take Action! If You Don’t You Can Be Evicted!

If You Make Sure You Get FREE LEGAL HELP FROM THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT

You Will Not Be Evicted And Win! Defend Your Rights, For Free!

Many Tenants are struggling to make ends meet during the global pandemic known as Covid19.

Even the United States under President Donald Trump has banned all evictions for health reason in 2020.Yes, the USA protects tenants from Covid evictions and Canada doesn’t!

Ontario landlords are allowed to try to evict us even if could mean the death of ourselves and our loved ones!  We could all end up on the streets or face a long dangerous winter in homeless tenant city! Ontario winters are cold and frightening. Many people, including young children die on the cold hard streets.

Ford is the enemy of all tenants and his pathetic attempt to make himself look better by banning rent increases in 2021 is just a pathetic political ploy! Ford talks and talks and talks and refuses the to help people in need. 

Tenants Are Under Attack As Ford Allows For Us To Be Evicted In A Global Pandemic…And Bad Landlords Won’t Give Us A Break!

Got An N4 Or N5 From Your Landlord, L1 or L2…Or A Hearing Date At the Landlord And Tenant Board?

……..What Should You Do?

You need to immediately get free legal help to fight your landlord and defeat them and not move out!

You will not be evicted if you get free legal help!

At worst you will get a very, very long-term “payment plan” (pay a bit over several years, like $20/month, and not have to move out! And your landlord MUST accept it!)

Where To Get Free Legal Help To Protect Yourself?

How can we expect hard-working tenants to become “experts” in landlord /tenant laws? 

The government knows wealthy landlords will hire $500/hour lawyers and paralegals to represent them to evict you and make your life a living HELL! They use your rent money to hire legal help to evict you!

Many landlords want to use the legal system to bully you. But you can fight back!

The good news is in Ontario tenants are protected and you can get free expert legal help to beat our landlord. The Liberal government has protected us!

Yes, FREE EXPERT LEGAL HELP!!! Experts who know the landlord and tenant law like the back of their hand…and they will work for you free!

And they will PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Here’s How:

(1) Contact the Advocacy Centre For Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

ATTN tenants: The Landlord and Tenant Board is now open. ACTO provides tenants who have a scheduled LTB hearing with free legal advice from our Tenant Duty Counsel. Sign up –> tdc.acto.ca

ACTO provides legal supports to tenants across the province and prevent evictions into homelessness through our Tenant Duty Counsel Program (TDCP). Our TDC lawyers provide free legal advice to tenants on the day of their hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board

There is No “Income Check” for this legal help …ALL TENANTS GET FREE LEGAL REPRESENTATION FROM ACTO LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES AT ALL LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD (LTB) HEARINGS!!!! Rich or Poor, they give you free help!

If you are a low-income tenant and need legal advice, contact your local legal clinic

Legal clinic staff are amazing and passionate to help you avoid evictions, and make sure your landlord follows the rules or else!

We also work to reduce the many barriers faced by tenants to secure safe and adequate housing. We advocate on behalf of tenants across the province to increase the availability of affordable rental

(2) Call ACORN (Amazing Group Of Volunteer Tenant Heroes!)

This courageous and hard charging group is a leader in defending tenant rights. They are all working class like us and they are making a huge difference and making Tenant Rights a major issue and fighting hard for us!

(3) Call The Federation of Metro Tenants Association

Around since the 1970s this group has a free hot-line for you to call to get help. While not nearly as aggressive as they were under the previous leadership which was incredible and made big changes for tenants, they are great people and on your side and can direct you to help. Very good, sincere people in this organization!

FMTA Tenant Hot-line: 416-921-9494

What If Your Landlord Isn’t Maintaining Your Home Or Harassing You?

(1) Call Your Local By-Law Office

Your landlord is responsible for maintaining the property accord to the property standards laws. You can call the By-Law department directly and they will ORDER YOUR LANDLORD TO FIX  THINGS OR FACE HUGE FINES!

Here’s How It Works:

Yes, you can call By-laws directly if your property isn’t property maintained, if there is mould, if windows allow drafts in, if windows or doors are taken, etc. etc.

A kind and professional By-law Officer will come to your home (without informing your landlord) and do an inspection.

The By-Law Officer will then threaten your landlord to complete the repairs by a certain date or the landlord will receive HUGE FINES!

There is no limit t calling the By-law officer to come inspect your home and make your landlord fix things! That’s right,  no need to even contact your landlord!

(2) Call The Rental Enforcement Unit

Did you know the Ontario Government has a “police force” to arrest and charge landlords? The Ford government tries to hide it but it exists and is a great way to defend your rights!

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

Click here for more information.

 

IF YOU GET FREE EXPERT LEGAL HELP YOU WILL BEAT YOUR LANDLORD! IT’S URGENT YOU GET HELP! DO IT, DON’T BE SHY!

Don’t Be Afraid Of “Causing Trouble” Because in Canada You Are Safe!

Fight back and don’t worry.

Canada is a nation of laws and you have lots of rights as a Tenant…including free legal help. The laws are on your side and you will only be evicted if you don’t get legal help.

Every Tenant In Ontario Gets Free Legal Help To Defeat Your Landlord!

The Only Way You “Lose” Is By Being Shy And Weak Instead of FIGHTING FOR YOUR TENANT RIGHTS!

WE DIDN’T GET FREE LEGAL HELP, WE DIDN’T TAKE ACTION, NOW WE ARE DYING! WHY DIDN’T WE GET A FREE LAWYER TO PROTECT US?

Don’t be shy and use the system to protect you and your family!

Be aggressive because you have strong legal rights so fight back and be confident and not weak! And you can get free expert legal help and your landlord must pay for legal help!

Some landlords are not even agreeing to payment plans and instead are trying to destroy our lives! They want to kick tenants on to the street with our families.

Of course some landlords are good and have offered us fair payment plans but many just want us out, on the street, begging for money, our children possibly abducted and trafficked in Epstein style sex crime’s (like in Haiti).

Families on the street with young children are vulnerable for “child trafficking”. This means you are so vulnerable and your 2 year old could suddenly vanish to Epstein Island…and the landlords doesn’t care at all.

Here’s the secret to how you can win….JUST DO IT! USE THE SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY OR HIT THE STREETS, BE HOMELESS, FACE DISASTER!

GET FREE LEGAL HELP…YES FREE TO BEAT YOUR LANDLORD! YOU SIT BACK AND LET YOUR FREE LAWYER EXPERT DEFEAT YOUR SMALL LANDLORD WHO HAS NO IDEA OF THE LAW!

Tenant Survival #1: Landlords Out Of Control , Secretly Record Everything And Protect Your Family!

Friday, September 4th, 2020

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”.

“I don’t care about the law, pay the rent to me now!!!”

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!

“Pay the rent to me now, or I will kill you and sell your baby HAHAHAHAHAHA!”

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.

Why?

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.

RECORD EVERYTHING

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!

Bill 184 – The “Tenant Slaughter And Un-Protection Act”

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Disclaimer: “This isn’t an attack on landlords. This is an attack on the system that got us here.”

“Let’s make a payment plan. Let’s avoid the LTB, work together (tenant signs)….GOT YOU… Hahaha I can now evict you fast, you have no legal rights now! SUCKER! The Sheriff is coming now to kick you out!”

Tenants need to be aware of the huge challenges we are soon going to face!

While the Premier has acted all kind and cuddly (like that fat drunk uncle we all see during the holidays who laughs as he passes gas and then beats your aunt to bloody pulp when they get home) it’s only an act.

The reality is those of us who rightfully didn’t pay rent (or full rent) are being prepared for the slaughterhouse (legally)!

It’s called Bill 184 and you can bet it will soon be the law and the slaughter of tenants will begin.

The government will not forgive tenants not paying and instead are going to demand tenants agree to “payment plans” that bypass the legal process of going to the Landlord and Tenant Board for a legal Hearing (where tenants have rights and free legal help)

The NDP came up with a plan to help tenants cover rent by using government funds to help during the horrible pandemic.

Even some landlord groups such as the Ontario Landlords Association proposed this as a way for tenants and their landlords to avoid conflict and avoid evictions.

Lots of other industries have received government support, so why not residential tenants and their landlords?

No, that would have been too easy and too nice. Why be nice when they want a slaughter and I think they enjoy seeing us suffer!

Suze Morrison is an NDP MPP who wants to protect tenants. Morrison is very aware of the reality and the coming avalanche of mass evictions based on landlords legally being able to trick tenants into forfeiting our legal rights.

Thousands of tenants in Ontario are lying awake at night, worrying about losing the roof over their head when the province’s weak pause on the enforcement of evictions ends.

They wouldn’t be this position if Doug Ford had answered the NDP’s call to provide a rent subsidy to tenants who have lost income or their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but here we are.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, the Ford government has found a way to make things even worse.

Now, in the middle of the pandemic, the Conservatives are attempting to quietly ram through legislation that will make it easier for landlords to evict tenants.

Don’t be fooled by the name of the legislation. Bill 184, the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, is bad for tenants.

Tenants already faced an uphill battle at the Landlord and Tenant Board, squaring off against often deep-pocketed landlords and their high-priced lawyers. If passed, Ford’s eviction bill will leave tenants with fewer defences to avail themselves of and fewer opportunities to plead their case.

Consider the case of a landlord who refuses to fix a malfunctioning radiator in a tenant’s unit. If the tenant withholds their rent, the landlord can haul them in front of the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Under Bill 184, the tenant may be prevented from pointing out other issues, like the landlord’s failure to maintain the unit in a good state of repair, at the hearing on non-payment of rent.

Bill 184 also takes away a tenant’s right to return to the Landlord and Tenant Board if they miss a payment after coming up with a repayment plan to catch up on back rent. This is especially concerning in the context of the pandemic.

Thousands of tenants in Ontario will be trying to catch up on back rent after losing their income or job. What if they feel pressured to accept a repayment plan and fall behind on payments despite their best efforts? What if their financial circumstances change because there’s a second wave of COVID-19?

Under Bill 184, there’s no opportunity to revisit the repayment plan at the Landlord and Tenant Board. Tenants could find a sheriff knocking on their door, ready to enforce their eviction, the second they miss a payment.

The Ford government can claim that its eviction bill is about “protecting tenants” all it wants. But even Steve Clark, the minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, admits that the legislation is about moving things along at the Landlord and Tenant Board when the government switches the lights back on.

In this very paper, he wrote: “We know that when regular hearings resume at the LTB, there will be a backlog of cases requiring resolution. That’s why this legislation is important today — in light of COVID-19.”

Yes, there will be a backlog of cases. The enforcement of evictions may be on hold for now, but that hasn’t stopped landlords from threatening tenants with eviction — even for partial rent payments.

And what is the Ford government doing with thousands of evictions on the horizon in Ontario? Instead of helping tenants keep up with rent, and in turn ensuring landlords get paid, the government is greasing the gears of the Landlord and Tenant Board to speed up evictions.

Tenants deserve better than a government that claims it’s protecting them when it’s really making them more vulnerable to losing the roof over their heads.

It’s time for the Ford government to scrap its plan to make evictions easier and step up with rent relief to help see tenants through the economic pain of COVID-19.

“N4” Eviction Notice Does NOT Mean You Have To Move Out

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Disclaimer: “This isn’t an attack on landlords. This is an attack on the system that got us here.”

Landlords Are Scheming To Intimidate Tenants And Pressure Us To Give Up Our Legal Rights!

May 1st is quickly approaching and renters are under even more pressure to make rent due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

A loophole in Ontario’s eviction ban means landlords can still threaten tenants with eviction notices, leading some renters to vacate their homes in the middle of this life threatening pandemic.

The Ontario government banned new eviction orders last month, with Premier Doug Ford promising “no one will be kicked out of their home or their rental apartments based on not being able to pay the rent.”

But the government later stated landlords can still serve renters an “eviction notice,” even though “eviction hearings and orders are on hold.”

So while landlords can’t evict you, and there the Landlord and Tenant Board is closed and landlords cannot even get a Hearing to “try” to evict you, they are still trying.

And many are using unethical dirty tricks to make you leave your home (illegally) in these trying times!

Property Management companies like Berkley Inc. and Westbury Rentals have sent out N4s.  

And small landlords who often act so pure and innocent (“we were tenants too“) are the worst offenders in trying to trick and intimidate tenants.

Tenants Need To Know:

-An eviction notice is NOT an eviction order.

-You do NOT have to leave your unit if you receive an N4 from your landlord.
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-ONLY the LTB has the power to evict you.
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Landlords Have No Power…They Want To Trick You To Pay

ictions Are Illegal. You Don’t Have To Pay Rent! They Are Trying To Trick .
Small landlords keep trying to trick tenants.
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In most cases, experts say, the evictions are illegal, since landlords are required to go through the courts to evict tenants, and most courts are not currently processing eviction orders.
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And the courts (LTB) are closed.  Landlords are trying to deceive you.
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An Eviction Notice Doesn’t Mean You Have To Move Out!
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In Ontario this “N4” is toothless and powerless.
DO NOT MOVE OUT.
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You can even use it against your landlord.
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But that is for another helpful post!

Join The Huge and Powerful Tenant Rally At The Ministry of Housing March 12th! – Tenants Dare Speak Truth To Power!

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

March 12 is the Date For Change!

I am not a member of this group but I sure do admire them. These are hard working class people who are willing to sacrifice their time and money to fight for social justice.  Because I admire them so much I want to make sure all Tenants come and fight against rules that harm good working Tenants and support parasitic landlords who prey on us.

Join ACORN members and allies from across Ontario to demand real solutions to the housing crisis.

Rents are rising out of control – we need rent control on ALL buildings and protections on the rent between tenancies, so landlords can’t evict tenants then jack up the rent.

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1 PM – 3 PM

WHERE: Ministry of Housing (777 Bay Street) in Toronto

ACORN members from Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Peel will be coming together to demand action. RSVP by contacting your local ACORN office.

East York “Represents” and Ready For War

We Are Preparing All Over Ontario!

Etobicoke Ready To Fight For Tenant Rights

What Are The Demands?

-No more rent increases for existing tenants. Ever!

-No rent increase between tenants moving. End the tenant holocaust of huge rent increases when tenants move out!

-Landlords must be licensed!

-We need criminal and credit checks on landlords to be mandatory!

-Landlords must have at least an accredited bachelor degree. We need a minimum educational background (Bachelors Degree) to become a landlord!

-Landlords must pass a criminal record check.  Are you a crook, no landlord license for you jail bird!

-Landlords must provide a credit and criminal check and proof of ownership to all tenant applicants who request it.

-Working with the Human Rights Commission all ‘refused applications” will require a Hearing if the declined Tenant applicant demands it.

-All landlords must put $5000.00 into a government fund so any tenant judgments will be paid from this fund immediately upon a judgement!

Tenants Are No Longer Weak And Disorganized

We Are ready to fight for our Human Rights

We Were Weak But Now We Are Strong!

Fix Toronto Community Housing NOW!

No help for my Autistic Kid, No Help With Housing, I will Fight!

We Need A New Ministry of Tenant Security NOW!

This needs to be a new branch of government.  It will be called the Ministry of Tenant Security.

This new branch of the provincial government will oversee all issues brought forth by Tenants.

Landlords cheating Tenants and Tenant Vs. Landlord Tribunals

This will include Tenant only tribunals to sue landlords for things such as poor maintenance, illegal entrance, rude and insulting behavior, proud behavior, looking down on Tenants.

It will also create a new police force that will help Tenants protect our rights and jail bad landlords who break the rule such as entering our homes without proper notice (one year in jail for a first time offense).

Join The Tenant Rally For Winning!

The usual landlord groups do nothing but kiss the asses of the landlords. Acorn and their allies like us are holding people accountable and we will do it!

The System Is Broken – Time for RADICAL ACTION TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES TO HELP TENANTS SURVIVE!

COME MARCH 12TH  TO THE MINISTRY AND DEMAND JUSTICE!