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Landlord tenant dispute

So. My current landlord offered us a place to stay on his building. We said ok. We needed a place to stay. There was no signed lease and he didn’t ask for a damage deposit we still agreed to pay the rent amount. And we were. But found out another tenant in the building that he trusted to collect rent payments were posting them on his own rent. And spend a month slowly paying off my balance. But this created a bad name for us. Cause we were now being shown as not paying rent. We confronted this guy and even told the landlord to his face that this is what he admitted to us and I figured it would be cleared up. No. They still haven’t posted my rent for decemher claiming it’s owed to November because they didn’t clear up the books.so we said we were going to pay January rent until they clear up the mistake and take my rent money this guy didn’t pay like he said he would.

July 2017 we moved in here. The month we agreed to sign a lease is when we discovered what that trusted tenant was doing. Now I have an eviction notice over this unpaid rent that they knew about and obviously didn’t fix. I feel like I’m being treated unfair.

What options can I take pursue to get this cleared up yet still keep my home, I have 4 children. This isn’t fair. The trusted tenant delivered the notice. And snidely comments you are 2 months behind on your rent.

I have proof of residency for 5 months with no lease or damage requested or given. And we still paid.

All ignorance aside I don’t want to fight with my landlords they did help me when I really needed but I don’t think it’s right they ignore my requests to clear up those payments. And then evict me for it.

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But what can I do to ensure I don’t lose my home?

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  1. Don’t trust those cheazzy landlords cause they will steal your money and they will go into your home when u are not there

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  2. James Musat James Musat says:

    I can’t for the life of me understand why you wouldn’t get a receipt or have some way of showing you paid except your word. If you are too dense to have asked for a receipt or some kind trail hopefully you learn something from this.

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  3. Call the RTA and ask them about your options they will point you in the right direction

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  4. Very little you can do without agreements or a paper trail. Ypur word against his. Call the tenant board, but I would would suggest finding a new place to live and do the paperwork next time. It’s there to cover yours and the landlords ass.

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  5. Dave says:

    First of all…ALWAYS ALWAYS insist on a receipt when you pay your rent. As a former building mgr for 15 yrs, I always felt obligated to issue a receipt when a tenant paid rent…

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  6. Next time….never pay with cash and always get a reciept

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  7. If you use etransfer, there will be a paper trail. If you use cheque, there will be a paper trail. If you use cash, always get a receipt!

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  8. Jessy Turner Jessy Turner says:

    Rent receipts will prove that you have made payments.

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  9. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    Call the police, have the “trusted tenant” charged with theft. Then fight the eviction. Take the police file number with you . if he was acting for the landlord it is the same as a caretaker stealing…in the future pay by cheque,or get a receipt or video tape that you are handing the money over

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  10. How in the world does this happen? Don’t people know you need a lease and a paper trail? Soooo fishy

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  11. Amanda Nic Amanda Nic says:

    Let me guess clariview park Estates..
    Call landlord and tenant board asap

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  12. Unless you were paying lash there should be a paper trail

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  13. Do you have a receipt from the “trusted tenant”……if you do just show it to them….also go to landlord an tenant board an have the eviction notice postpone … that’s a start

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  14. I am confused you paid another tenant and NOT the landlotd? I would never do that and even that was the only way to do it rent in form of certified check in landlords name ONLY.

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  15. This happened to my mom. The only thing that saved her was having the receipts from the person taking her money.

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  16. Always need a paper trail.. if you paid cash is there a record showing the amount of the withdrawal from the bank in the amount of your rent around the beginning of every month? This MIGHT be enough to raise some questions.. even though it doesn’t prove you actually gave it to the trusted tenant.. if you can prove you pay all the rest of your bills on time and have the bank records showing the amount of the withdrawal is the same as the rent you may have a case.. talk with other tenants.. have they had similar issues?

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  17. Mike Doran Mike Doran says:

    Sounds like a bullshit story to me. A parent of four children that is dumb enough to pay cash and not ask for a receipt? Sounds a little fishy to me….

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  18. Shawna Perez Shawna Perez says:

    Call the ECLC and they will give you free legal advice. From there you can file with the RTDRS against the landlord.

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  19. You’re screwed. First, you had no lease and nothing in writing. Second, you have absolutely no receipts. Third, why would you not pay the rent straight to the landlord? You have no proof that the person you were paying rent to scammed you…he’s not your landlord.

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