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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, [...]

Chapter 46 – Friday July 12, 2019 to Sunday July 14, 2019

To this point there have been at least thirteen complaints to police (at least 7 from our landlord and his crew) resulting in 12 responses, and charges being laid in two cases (against Jeremy Stamper).

Chapter 45 – Thursday July 11, 2019

The tally is now at 20 hours 45 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 15 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 51 minutes of a mediator’s time. On the criminal side, it has used up whatever time the pre-enquete hearing used when process was issued on Pollington's private complaint (call it one hearing, 45 minutes) and one short appearance (5 minutes) for a total of 50 minutes of a judge's time. There have been at least eleven complaints to police (at least 6 from our landlord and his crew) resulting in 10 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). There has also been in excess of twenty five days of entry to the unit to "repair" or "inspect".

Chapter 44 – Friday June 1, 2019 to Wednesday July 10, 2019

The tally is at 18 hours 45 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 14 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 51 minutes of a mediator’s time. On the criminal side, it has used up whatever time the pre-enquete hearing used when process was issued on Pollington's private complaint (call it one hearing, 45 minutes) and one short appearance (5 minutes) for a total of 50 minutes of a judge's time. There have been at least eleven complaints to police (at least 6 from our landlord and his crew) resulting in 10 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).

Chapter 41 – Friday March 1, 2019 to Sunday March 31, 2019

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.