Chapter 26 – August 11, 2017 to September 2, 2017

On August 12, 2017 The Pollingtons had a loud, drunken “family barbeque” all day and evening. A couple of requests to Richard Pollington to hold the noise down resulted in some verbal abuse (“Fuck off, looser. We can make as much noise as we want. It’s daytime. Only fucking welfare bums sleep all day, asshole.”) […]

Part 22 – August 2, 2017

The day before had been exhausting, but mercifully short. John was late again. At 10:57 am, there was a knock on our door. Here’s what happened. https://youtu.be/BhSHs4c80lo 2017-08-02 – Entry to Unit and Repairs and Bylaw Inspection Officer Woods wasn’t supposed to be there until the next day, or so I thought. It turns out […]

Part 14 – June 3-June 25, 2017

After John and the looney crew left on June 2, 2017 things were quiet for a few days, aside from Richard Pollington becoming increasingly antagonistic. He would shout “cocksucker” or “idiot” or “welfare bum” at me as I would enter or exit the building. He’d usually make his comment, then duck insode whatever door was […]

Part 13 – June 1&2, 2017

This time we brought a few witnesses along. My roomate had a theory that John was misogynistic, so she invited a few friends. It was a weird mob, even by the standards of our house, and included a transgender woman named Illona. Her tongue is razor sharp. I was looking forward to John trying his […]

Part 7 – April 2, 2017-April 30, 2017

April 2, 2017 was my birthday, so I ignored the problem for a day. On April 3, 2017 I called Agostino to try and make arrangements to pay the rent. 2017-04-03 10-33 – Telephone Conversation – Agostino and Peter (2894892913_Out) Not very productive. A phone call to Richard Pollington an hour later was made to […]

Part 6 – March 8, 2017 – April 1, 2017

So far, this disagreement with our landlord has used up 2.5 hours of hearing time in two hearings at the LTB. I’ll keep a running tally. Our landlord’s abuse of process has been expensive for the LTB. After the cluster-fornication trying to pay rent the previous day, my roomate asked me to handle it. So, […]

PART XX-3 December 9, 2018 – December 28, 2018

Life went on, but not the heat in my roomate’s bedroom. So on December 9, 2018 I called Agostino around 4 pm and let him know that the radiator in her room was cold and that the symptoms pointed towards air in the radiator. That’s an easy fix; bleed the radiators, a routine task for […]

Part 2 – December 14, 2016 – February 20, 2017

At the end of November 2016, after being ignored by our landlord for so long, my roomate and I decided the best approach was to file a T6 application with the Landlord and Tenant Board and to make a complaint to Property Standards in Hamilton. In the first two weeks of December, 2016 the apartment […]

Part 1 – Background and October 2015-December 2016

Our Landlord, John Cerino, is an interesting character. The photo at the top of this article is a still taken from a video of us paying our rent, an occasion he routinely used as an opportunity to antagonize us or to attempt to gaslight us. Our landlord often does things outside of the accepted social […]