I recently moved out of a basement suite on September 30th. It is not fit to live in, as there was water getting into the master bedroom. There is mold all over the baseboards under where the windows are; and likely in the walls as well. My infant needed to go to the ER a handful of times due to respiratory issues, and I believe the mold was the cause. I didn’t even know about the mold until about 1 month ago. The tenant upstairs was also smoking inside within a month of us bringing home our newborn. We asked him to not smoke inside, but he continued. It’s a non smoking home, we even told the landlord. No action was taken.
This place is unfinished. When we moved in over a year ago, there was no windows, there was holes in the walls that were simply boarded up. No bedroom door in master bedroom. No doorknob on spare bedroom. No fan in bathroom . We were told these things would be repaired shortly after we had moved in. It took months for windows to be installed. They were finally in just before it got cold. There was still no bedroom door when we moved out.
The heat never worked in the spare bedroom. Landlord was too cheap to fix it the right way. The tenant living upstairs was a POS that purposely didn’t turn on the heat in the winter months, knowing we have a kid downstairs. Our child would always be cold unless we doubled up on footie pajamas during winter.
When it was time to move out, we cleaned the place extensively, expecting at least some of our damage deposit back. We have not heard from our old landlord. He never did a walkthrough. We will not be seeing that money.
We paid $1000 for 2/bdrm and person upstairs only paid $600 for a finished 3/bd. We believe we were getting taken advantage of living here. This place isn’t even worth $600/month. I wish we would have moved out sooner.
I’m writing this to warn people. My mom saw a for rent sign on the lawn this morning. I’m not sure if I can post addresses on shout out, but be wary of a 2 bd basement rental suite on the west end in grovenor; on the 106 ave intersection. It’s not worth it. Especially if you have kids. The tenant who lives upstairs, and the land lord are crooks. We never even had a ‘real’ lease. It was written in pen on a lined piece of paper by my mom.
I’ve attached some pictures, one of our missing bedroom door, one of the holes that was in the ceiling, and one of the shoddy workmanship that went into the windows. The water was likely leaking in through these.
Address is 10663 149st. [Please remove if not allowed]
If anyone knows if I can take any legal action, please put that in the comments! I really want to do something about these people…