A Tenant’s View of the Landlord and Tenant Board, Hamilton Property Standards, and Slumlords in a Dysfunctional City in a Dysfunctional Province.
May 15, 2020 This blog documents one tenant’s attempt to stop being cheated every month when I pay rent. I hadn’t had a square deal on rent since 2009 when this all started in 2016, and haven’t since. I got tired of being ripped off, and after the third slumlord in a row tried it,… Read more
My bedroom ceiling collapses. The harassment continues.
The tally is at 18 hours 5 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 13 hearings, two by telephone, eleven in person (counting the Case Management Hearing and mediation session of May 19, 2017 as hearings). It has also used up 9 hours and 50 minutes of a mediator’s time.
There have been at least ten complaints to police (at least 6 from our landlord and his crew) resulting in 9 responses, and charges being laid in one case.
Municipal Law Enforcement had also expended approximately 5 man-days (including two man days expended sitting in an LTB waiting room, waiting to be called as witnesses)
This was getting expensive for the taxpayer.
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