Tenant’s lawsuit claims Tenant didn’t pay rent, didn’t have utilities, and had a history of bad conduct

Tenant’s lawsuit claims Tenant didn’t pay rent, didn’t have utilities, and had a history of bad conduct

June 18, 2021 Comments Off on Tenant’s lawsuit claims Tenant didn’t pay rent, didn’t have utilities, and had a history of bad conduct By admin

TORONTO, Ontario — Tenant Alex Kuznia has filed a lawsuit against his former landlord, who allegedly failed to pay rent and didn’t provide utilities, the Ontario Tenants Association said on Tuesday.

The lawsuit alleges Kuznich’s former landlord did not make payments and that the apartment was in “disrepair and unsafe.”

Kuznik says he was unable to get the landlord to fix the apartment or to make any repairs on the apartment because the landlord failed to provide adequate notice.

The lawsuit alleges the landlord also failed to meet the deadline to repair the apartment and refused to give him money.

Kuznia is suing his former rental apartment on the same grounds as many tenants in the city, the group said.

He says he has been unable to rent his apartment because he is currently unable to work due to a legal battle over a medical procedure he underwent.

He claims the landlord was responsible for paying for the repairs, but that the landlord has not provided adequate notice of any damages and failed to comply with the law.

He also alleges the rent is “unreasonable” and has been due in arrears.

Kuknia was one of four tenants who were evicted from their apartment in Toronto’s West End in June, according to the association.

The city of Toronto and Tenants Union said at the time the apartments were vacant, but a spokesperson for the landlord, BMO Realty, told the Toronto Star that Kuznian was not listed as a tenant in the apartment.

Tenants Union spokesperson Alex McLean told the Star that “the tenants who had lived in the units for a number of years did not live there in violation of the law.”

Kuznina’s lawsuit is a response to the city’s decision to evict him, said McLean, adding that “The Tenants Act gives the tenant the right to a hearing before the landlord can evict the tenant.”

Tenants’ union president Michael O’Connor told the CBC that “It’s a very unfortunate case where a landlord did nothing to remedy what was a problem.”

“I think the landlord and tenant were doing the right thing, which is to pay for repairs and repairs that they could have done on time, but they did not,” O’Donnell said.

“I’m very upset about that.”

The Tenant Council of Greater Toronto (TCGTO) also weighed in on the situation, saying in a statement that “Tenants who have been evicted in the past, in fact, have not received any compensation and have been on the hook for that amount for the duration of their tenancy.”

Kuknich said he’s still considering legal action, adding, “We’re hoping for the best.”