I guess my greatest concern is that if he takes me to the LTB that they will try and get all the money up until the end of our Lease (eg. June 1st) He already agreed to let us go by April 1st so I assume that he couldn't then try and hold us responsible for rent until June 1st.
Additionally, I did call and leave a message 5 days ago and I haven't heard anything back.
Do you think it's worth our while to go ahead and file a request to end our tenancy early with the LTB even though we'll likely be moved out before we have a hearing? Does it make our case look a little better that we tried to do it legitimately? Can the LTB approve our request after we've already moved out? Sounds silly, I know, but I'm just curious.
Additionally, since we've been assaulted and harassed by the tenants downstairs, friends of the landlord (he continuously told us he was going to issue a warning letter, since November to be exact) and never did does this show a conflict of interest that might work in our favour? There was never any hope that our complaints were going to be addressed in any way thereby forcing us to leave the rental unit for our own sanity/safety.
Oh, and yes, we did pay LMR but because we're leaving half a month earlier our last actual rent payment should only be half. Technically.
I know 15 days sounds weak but after we were assaulted by the downstairs tenants we applied for a place we really wanted - safe, clean, well maintained etc. that we didn't think of applying to before hand because of our requirements to uphold the agreement of our lease. After the incident, we decided that it was in our best interest to get out of there quickly to a place we could guarantee was clean and above board.
Thank you so much for your attention to our situation. So much of the LTB website and various interfaces don't answer questions like these specifically leaving us to wonder wildly about what will happen after we leave and what our rights are. You guys are a great source of information and comfort for tenants!
Thank you kindly Gerry,
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