I just paid my rent with the legal increase for Jan 2022. My landlord wants more. He says he is subdisitdising.

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Customer: I just paid my rent with the legal increase for Jan 2022 . My landlord wants more. He says he is subdisitdising
JA: Just to clarify, where is the property located? These laws can vary based on province.
Customer: Tillsonburg ont. He has not increased the rent since I moved in . I aways pay my rent on time. Now because I didn't pay him more now he wants me out.
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Month to month. I paid first and last when I moved in. He complained about shoveling my walkway but if he doesn't i
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Would get snowed in. He just had to fix the hot water tank because it flooded downstairs. He has control over the heat
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Ulysses101, Expert

Hello, thank you for the question.  Have you  been given anything in writing, about the rent increase or about shovelling?

Customer
He sent me a notice wanting an extra 100 a month. He has control over the heat and much of the time it doesn't work or he won't turn it up and want more money if he does
Customer
No. I will text. Don't keep trying to charge me for things
Customer
I am on a fixed income. I don't get an increase. I can't keep paying lots of money for things
Customer
Well talk to me
Customer
Well what do I do?
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I'm here
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Ulysses101, Expert

And when did he send this notice?  Can you show it to me?

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I need to know what do about my landlord
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Ulysses101, Expert

I'm here, but I'm up and down from my computer.  I'm working from home in evenings and weekends.    You don't need to open another thread to get my attention.  I'll be here.  I want to see the Notice of Eviction if I can.  And you can ignore the site offering you a phone call with me for an extra charge, I'm happy to communicate in writing. 

But if you want a quicker answer, it's this:  You only have to move out if the landlord has given you a court order or a Landlord Tenant Tribunal order for eviction.  If you have received a Notice of Eviction from the landlord, you can fix that by getting caught up in the rent right away if you're behind, or by giving back something in writing saying that you're opposing the eviction.

LawDepot is a good place to find forms, contracts, and precedents that apply to these matters and to many others.  The documents are good.  They are updated regularly and have some instructions to process the documents too most time, and are either free or cheap.  Try them here:  https://www.lawdepot.ca/?pid=pg-IJBWSA497V-generaltextlink

Your landlord ought not be turning off the heat or other services to exert leverage on you or to annoy you.  Feel free to call the police about it.  They likely won't do anything about it, but they might.  If that doesn't work then contact the Oxford County Housing Authority in Tillsonburg at(###) ###-####and ask them how best to communicate with the authorities about this.  Does that help for a start?

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He didn't turn off the heat but he does turn it down so it do much good. I don't have an eviction notice yet .but he wants to force me out so he can charge another more for rent. I always pay my rent on time.and I have been paying my rent when other people didn't because of covid. I paid my rent but left without the receipt because of our argument.
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Ulysses101, Expert

I'm sure you can show that you paid the rent.  You should still contact the housing authority to discuss the issue and complain about this particular landlord.  You can ask them about the amount he has raised the rent, and about whether your landlord is getting any government support or whether your rent is indeed subsidized, as the landlord is alleging.

If you got notice of a rent increase, and the amount is allowable (there was a freeze in 2021 in Ontario, but in 2022 a 1.2% increase is allowed).

Does that help?  Anything further to discuss?

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Ulysses101, Expert

Did you read what I wrote to you?  Did it help?

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thanks
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Ulysses101, Expert

You're very welcome.  I'm here to answer your follow up questions on this topic at no additional cost to you.  Thank you for the question and thank you for using JustAnswer.
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