Chapter 09 – Monday May 15, 2017

So far, this disagreement with our landlord had used up 3 hours 30 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 4 hearings, one by telephone, one in person (counting the Case Management Hearing as a hearing). It has also used up 2 hours and 20 minutes of a mediator’s time. It has resulted in two responses by HPS to a complaint (one by the tenants). I’ll keep a running tally.

Chapter 08 – Monday May 1, 2017 to Sunday May 14, 2017

So far, this disagreement with our landlord had used up 3 hours 30 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 4 hearings, one by telephone, one in person (counting the Case Management Hearing as a hearing). It has also used up 20 minutes of a mediator’s time. It has resulted in two responses by HPS to a complaint (one by the tenants). I’ll keep a running tally.

Chapter 07 – Monday April 2, 2017 to Sunday April 30, 2017

Tuesday April 3, 2017 – I called Agostino to try and make arrangements to pay the rent (AR 49). Not very productive. A phone call to Richard Pollington an hour later was made to clarify things to inform Richard (again) to contact me and not my roomate for anything to do with the unit, to …

Welcome to Renting in Hamilton, Ontario

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.

Part YYY-001 April 27, 2020

I will be updating the content of this entire blog over the next few weeks, filling in the missing parts of the timeline and deleting some opinions. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some of the holes in our social safety net; others are not so well reported. This blog will be a well documented account …

Chapter 11 – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

John’s Notice of Entry said that he would be entering at 9 am (assuming the times given were a window for entry (ie: the period of time that they would actually be in the apartment), and not a window for time of entry (ie: An interval of time during which they would arrive); I was never able …