Ontario :) Are you real and online right now?! Basically my landlord is always threatening to evict me and I have no

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Customer: Basically my landlord is always threatening to evict me and I have no paper work and when I asked him to sign papers he did not and today the stove literally caught on fire from underneath because it is from 1922 so i called him and said it is unsafe and all he said was that i should not cook upstairs then he told me i need to move out LOL
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Customer: also my landlord is CONSTANTLY telling me I am not allowed to have guests (it is a shared house) and threatening me with eviction. about 5 weeks ago i was being harassed by a male that approached me and my sister on the beach, because I had to call police to the house multiple times he told me that i have to leave because police are at the house too much! apparently they called him to let him know because that is standard procedure once police have visited a house 3 times, i was really being harassed and scared so i needed to explain to the police the situation in more detail every time something new happened so action would be taken
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Please note that the experts don’t text so there may be a bit of a delay. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

I am going to bed but I didn’t want you to sit waiting all night. I will check back in the morning. In the meantime please let me know your province.

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Thank you for getting back to me!! I am in Ontario :)
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This is the full question I hope it is okay!
Customer
econd opinion] Hi, I want to know if it is possible for my landlord to evict me without papers? I called him today because the stove upstairs (it is a furnished, 8 bedroom house) caught fire from underneath the stove top, this stove is literally 50 years old. I was upset and expressed this and he told me I need tomove out. He is always threatening me, the last time he threatened me because I had to have police come to the house three different times because I was being harassed. As procedure, they had to call and let him know they had visited three times and he told me this is a problem and threatened me last month as well. He constantly tells me I am not allowed to have guests. When I asked him to write paper work, he denied. Can you please tell me A: what my legal rights are to have a guest/guests? B: if there is anything I can do to feel sure here and have him stop harassing me?
C: does he have to give notice to enter the house, even though I am only renting the room?
D: Is he allowed to tell me I am not allowed to have guests?
E: Is he able to evict me at all because I was upset with him because the stove caught fire?
F: everyone tells me I have way more rights, what are my rights as a female who has no paper work with my landlord and under what grounds would he really be able to evict me? Me and all my house mates (3 of them) are all at peace. He always threatens to evict me because he says I cause him problems because one of my house mates complained about me having guests over because he was trying to get me to spend time with him and was jealous I had my friends over for a night.. please help lol
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Unfortunately 2 lawyers rejected my question :( I can paypal you $10 if you want for the answers!!
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Debra, Expert

Does your landlord live in the house?

Customer
Nope!
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Debra, Expert

Your landlord has to provide you with a written notice of eviction. That notice has to set out the grounds for eviction.

Then you can ignore that notice and then to evict you your landlord has to apply to the landlord and tenant Board for an order for eviction. There will be a hearing where you will be able to fight the eviction.

Given what you've told me there are no grounds for eviction.

No your landlord cannot prevent you from having guests It is your home and you can even have someone live with you if it doesn't cause overcrowding.

You can take this nasty man to the landlord tenant board yourself for an order that he cease and desist from harassing you and you can seek a rent abatement because his conduct has deprived you of your right to peaceful enjoyment of your home.

He has to provide a notice in writing before he enters the home.

Does that help?

Customer
much omg
Customer
it doesnt matter that I dont have papers with this man?
Customer
Like when I first moved in I was asking him to sign something, Im 23 and was travelling and simultaneously working abroad for the majority of past 5 years since high school so this is my first time renting in Canada
Customer
I ***might**** on my other phone have a text with him him stating I paid first and last
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deposit etc BUT! But
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I do not have it on a piece of paper, i pay my rent each month thru RBC .. sometimes a little late only cuz I forget but soon as he messages me I send it! Am I allowed to have multiple guests so long as it is within covid rules? Thank u so much for ur help Debra it really means a lot!!!!
Customer
Also : it is ok If I printscreen this and send it to him?
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Your response?)
Customer
Also, he has to provide a notice in writing how much in advance? Is this for entering or for visiting in general? If I go to the LTB for rent abatement, from your experience do you believe he will be ordered to give me free rent? Let me know if you have a paypal so I can tip u for ur help!!! I really appreciate it <3
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Debra, Expert

Are you asking if I think it's OK to show him our discussion?

Customer
Nooo I am asking if it matters if I have any papers with him or not
Customer
Because I dont)
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Debra, Expert

It won't hurt you at all.

Customer
the same laws apply to me with or without signed papers?From ur experience do u believe court will rule me abatement?
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Debra, Expert

I think you are completely fine without any papers and I think that you are being treated terribly and you may get a bit of a rent abatement.

Customer
Thank you!
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Debra, Expert

Anytime.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. I am marking this post as complete. If you would like to ask me more questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

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This is only for Debra
Hi Debra! My landlord just visited and told us that because the stove is so old its literally connected somehow and not into electricity, it “cant be replaced” and that he will file to evict me. I need to knowA: is there legal action I can take about the fact that he did not sign any papers and when I asked him to he refused?B: Because I have no papers, I need to know if this makes it impossible for him to evict me? How does this affect my rights, if it does at all?C: I had guests over the summer, and he is accusing me of “working like a prostitute” he has a lot of money, if he says this in court it will clearly be denied of course; even if he has a fat wallet? (It isn’t true I literally had up to 10 different friends over over the course of 4 months Lol (Im pretty sure even if that was what I was doing thats legal in Canada LOLLLL but on God its not)D: What about the fact of the oven? What does the law say about him replacing the oven?E: The house has very thin glass windows on both the front and back door and it is very easy to break in, I sent my address to a man who was supporting me for a while from New York (bc I have a good heart and am naive) cause he said he would send me an iphone and now am batshit terrified of the sex trade (Taken style kidnapping)
Does he have a right to pay for new locks on each door?
The front door the glass is even cracked a little bit ..
Also, many of the windows around the house do not lock, does he by law have to fix this?E: If I pay my rent like up to 2 weeks late sometimes is that grounds for eviction? (I just forget and send it when he texts me)F: By Law am I allowed to pin pins in the wall or is that considered “damage?”G: Is my bicycle allowed to stay in the common room?
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H: omg so many I am sorry and thank u sooo much::: The house is “splittable” so there is a door in the middle that can be closed. I am downstairs, the guy I am seeing is upstairs. Am I allowed to cook upstairs?I: IMPORTANTI lost my room keys and he does not have a master key
Do I have to pay to change the lock? Or him?
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Debra, Expert

Please start a new post. I can't answer all these questions here.

Customer
Ok! I just posted a new post����
Customer
Oh shit.. should I put just for Debra on the post?
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Debra, Expert

I will see if I can find it right now.

Customer
Thank you so much!!!
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Debra, Expert

It was put on the US Law list in error but I was able to have it moved to the Canada list and I'm answering it now.

Customer
Do you practice in Canada or in the US? I am located specifically in Ontario
Customer
Hi Debra - I just wanted to let you know I am on the $5 trial and I need my questions answered before it is up if possible!
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Debra, Expert

I am in Toronto.

But I did answer the other question yesterday.

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