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Re: Not Sure what to do anymore...
Posted by KMILBURN on 8/8/2011, 21:52:23, in reply to "Not Sure what to do anymore..."
RTA Sec 18, Covenants Running with the land and Sec 20 Landlords responsibility to repair should cover the situation. Mediated settlements like this are a pain to have enforced because an adjudicator never hears the facts of the case. You'd be better off filing another case against the landlord if they don't do the repairs and do not mediate the case have an adjudicator hear the facts. You can use all your documentation and recordings as evidence in your new case, The only caveat would be the 12 month issue. You have until March 2012 to file if the first instance was March 2011. |
: I'm just not sure what to do anymore with the
: situation my roommate and I are in and I
: could use some sort of guidance..
: I'll keep it short.
: -We're in a townhouse unit for almost 3
: -Landlord #1 didn't bother with many
: repairs. It took threats of involving MLS to
: have the AC and clothes dryer fixed and
: screens put into windows.
: -Building was sold in March 2011, Landlord
: -Wrote a letter of needed repairs April 1st,
: nothing was done. Repeated list on May 2nd,
: nothing was done. Ignored for 6 weeks.
: -Involved MLS May 13th for inspection, have
: a 2 page Order to Comply with 20 items
: listed, Comply date: July 18th.
: -Some repairs needed:
: Falling tiles in bathroom, temporary fix
: done by LL#1 of a plastic tub insert is
: loose, bowing from hot water/air and
: Toilet #3 is leaking and wobbly, bathroom
: floor is rotten, and LL#1 never bothered to
: do it right.
: Bathroom sink being held up by its drain,
: leaking. Shower head dances when used and
: not secured inside the wall.
: 220A Oven socket is laying on the kitchen
: floor and not mounted in wall, kitchen
: faucets leak and drip water onto the floor
: about 4' away, guess what's harzardous?
: Rotten frame around bedroom window, mold,
: mildew, I can see through to the outside,
: ants are coming in.
: Basement wall leaks when it rains, crumbling
: dirt/brick falls regularly from behind the
: wood paneling.
: Fuse Box has a holder for a fuse that came
: out, other holders are corroded.
: -Virtually Nothing was done for 2 more
: weeks, Contractor attempted repair of Oven's
: 220A plug, but it's still laying on the
: floor, just 1' further away than before.
: -June 1st, Contractor for the building
: refuses to give us info about LL#2, we never
: got an address or contact info for LL#2.
: Contractor confronted me: "Why are you
: doing this?"
: -June 2nd, filed T2 and T6 at LTB, served
: Superintendent with papers that day, Notice
: of Hearing for July 6th.
: -June 16th, Super called to have us meet
: with a rep from LL#2. We recorded the
: conversation. Building rep was the previous
: contractor who confronted me and did the
: oven work. Threatens us with "We'll
: have your unit condemned and you'll be
: kicked out", "We'll cancel your
: lease" (we're month-to-month at this
: point), "We're not doing any
: repairs". We questioned his credentials
: and asked if he was licensed as an
: electrician since he attempted a repair on
: the stove's plug which didn't fix the
: problem of its 220A outlet still being on
: the ground. He refused and started calling
: us "Dumb ####s". We left. (I have
: the recording if anyone wants to hear it)
: -July 6th, Mediation instead of hearing. We
: negotiate a timeframe for repairs following
: MLS's list some to be completed in 30 days,
: some 60 and the rest 90. A rent abatement of
: 50% for these 3 months. Compensation of
: 2390$ for the past few months of being
: ignored and having no repairs done, we had
: to tell MLS to hold off and give them time
: to do the repairs.
: -July 11th, Faxed agreement to MLS and had
: them "hold off" from their July
: 18th inspection.
: -throughout July, Super would come by with
: potential investors/buyers -_-
: -July 28th, LL#2 is going into default, LL#3
: enters the game..
: -August 3rd, LL#3 meeting. Objects to our
: mediated agreement, says that they won't pay
: us anything, we should be paying full rent
: and MLS won't go after them since it's
: attached to the previous company... We paid
: the abated amount we agreed to and we'll see
: if they now drag us to court for non-payment
: of rent -_-
: So here I am, still living in a slum, can't
: get it fixed up, can't get money from them
: so I can't afford to move, and out of
: August 6th is Date #1 of the agreement, they
: have to be completely finished with the
: bathroom and I've yet to get a 24 hour
: I'm open to suggestions and would appreciate
: no flaming nor trolling.
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