I'm a tenant currently renting in an apartment building! I have been 3 year's! I have asked for my 4 drawers be

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Customer: I'm a tenant currently renting in an apartment building! I have been 3 year's! I have asked for my 4 drawers be replaced, I now have 3 drawers, 1 drawer is gone, all my floor to ceiling closets have fallen off due to wear and tear, everything is broken and falling apart! My landlord refuses to do any kind of work of any kind! Now I am sick due to my bathtub bubbling in the middle and she basically told me she is not doing anything about it! What can I do?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Canada, Ontario
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Anything that gets broken or is in need of repair don't hesitate to contact me or Tyler the maintenance guy and we will repair it right away! All lies! They brought me a dehumidifier, corner bathtub stoppers! My wall in my room is rotted on the bottom
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: We have been served an eviction notice for being behind rent! We have caught that up! I called the landlord about the bathtub, she basically told me to get out because there is nothing she is going to do! Even though there are OTHER PLUMBERS open in Sudbury! I have 2 kids, 3 cats! Our health is at risk and nobody wants to do anything about this! I want to move out of here and I would really appreciate some help with and how to get out of here! Mynkids are 2&8 and we are all sick from the apartment!
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How long does a landlord technically have to repair anything within a unit? 30 days! How much longer do I have to wait for my landlord after 30 days to repair anything in my unit?
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

In Ontario that laws that protects tenants is the Residential Tenancies Act.

The Act provides that it's the Landlord's responsibility to keep the home in good repair.

You may not withhold rent but have other options available to you. Before you exercise these options you have to make your requests to the Landlord in writing.

After that one option is to call the government agency that enforces housing by-laws and regulations if you feel these are being breached.

You can call 611.

At the same time you can file a complaint with the Landlord Tenant Board.

Here is a link to the form you will need to do this:

http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/ltb/forms/

Use T6

You will note that on this form you can ask for a rent abatement, or to pay some of the rent to the Board until the repairs are done. You can also ask to do the repairs and get paid back or have the landlord do them.

However it is not likely you can get this resolved unless you can show it is an emergency until this crisis passes.

Does that help as a starting point?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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Just for the record, we only ever fell behind in rent, never withheld rent!
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I know!

Customer
I understand there is a crisis! But here's the thing we have seen and heard other tenants getting repairs fixed! They will not even replace the hot water tank because it has not blown! Hot water Tank year 2009! We are 2020! Explain that one!
Customer
They will only fix a problem in the building when it's completely broken!
Customer
They have known about our bathroom for 3-4 months now and have done nothing to prevent to the problem that has now arises in bubbles underneath the plastic of the bathtub! I need to move my family out of here!
Customer
Sorry it's just been very frustrating being ignored when the landlord has known everything since we moved in! My hall closet door fell on my head a few times because it was only being held into sliding rail by the head of nail!
Customer
Prior to the crisis another tenant just recently got an entire new bathroom done because her bathroom was in the shape as mine is in!
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Debra, Expert

The landlord tenant board does answer the phone so try calling them.

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