A Tenant’s View of the Landlord and Tenant Board, Hamilton Property Standards, Hamilton Police Services and Slumlords in a Dysfunctional Canadian City.
I started this blog both to document the difficulties a tenant faces trying to enforce the law. It had become very clear to me over the previous decade that there were some fundamental inequities in the landlord tenant relationship (to put it mildly) in downtown Hamilton.
Along the way I’ve some to a few conclusions about the effectiveness of the Landlord and Tenant Board (both as an adjudicative body and as an effective means for a tenant to enforce rights under the law) the effectiveness of Municipal Law Enforcement at curbing landlord misbehavior, the contributions made to the current housing crisis in Hamilton by the ineffectiveness of the LTB and MLE, and the ongoing gong-show (shitshow? bullying douchebaggery? neo-facist sellouts? It’s hard to find the right label…) that passes for city government in Hamilton.
Pollington and the Stampers were at it again. I got a welcome coming home from work. It was a long day, so I gave back what they were giving. Ron Stamper has a bit of a temper tantrum, and Richard Pollington is his usual self. (“The night you were born the doctor should have slapped… Read more
Thursday, August 8, 2019 – On the evening of August 6, 2019, I’d sent an email to Joseph Kazubek asking about his representation of John Cerino/Richard Pollington in the various ongoing matters (Doc 300). He hadn’t answered, and there was another hearing for Pollington’s private complaint on August 12, 2019. So I gave him a… Read more
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