Ive been living in my apartment for 9 years now, 3 maybe 4 weeks ago a pipe burst downstairs, now the landlord wants us

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Customer: hi ive been living in my apartment for 9 years now , 3 maybe 4 weeks ago a pipe burst downstairs , now the landlord wants us gone by the end of this month me and my mother are on disibility . weve been trying to find another place but rent isnt something we can aford anymore .a baCHLOR AP is 1500,to much for us.we need more time. what are our options
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: the property is basicly the same as it was when we moved in ,however i have been smoking in my room and right now it smells
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: there was no lease signed
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: weve kept the apartment clean but as i said ive been smoking my room and it needs some work
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Debra, Expert

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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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

Sometimes responses and replies take time, so I ask you to be courteous and patient to allow me the time to type answers to you and also to others. At times I may even have to do some research.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

What province are you in please?


Customer
I've been living in my apartment for 9 years now and all of a sudden a pipe burst down stairs
Customer
The landlord says it's time to fix the house and he wants us gone by the end of the month
Customer
Me and my mother both share this apartment along with the rent
Customer
I'm on disability and my mother is retired
Customer
We're having a hard time finding a place ,rent is really expensive, a bachelor apartment is upwards of 1500 hun a month, between me and my mother we can only afford about a 1000 dollars a month
Customer
My mother wants to go to a shelter till we find something we can both afford but the shelters are full and think my mom has the wrong idea of what a shelter is
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Debra, Expert

You missed my question. What province are you in please?

Customer
Ontario
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Debra, Expert

What are the grounds for eviction? Is he saying they want to renovate for example?

Customer
he wants to renovate
Customer
He wants t fix what's wrong with the house
Customer
He gave my mother a paper to sign an agreement to leave the apartment also he saying to my mother that the house is not safe anymore that we have to leave asap
Customer
I don't know how a pipe burst would make the house unsafe
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Debra, Expert

Here is the answer to your query. Please do not hesitate to ask any follow up questions related to this response and know that I will respond as soon as I can.


This is nonsense. If the house is not safe he has to put in  a comparable until until the house is safe at no cost to you. This is not grounds for eviction.

If he wants to evict you to renovate the house you get proper notice and after that once the house is renovated you get to move back into your unit at the same level of rent. Then the notice is 120 days.

So you don't have to move out. You can tell him you are not moving out and he can seek an order for eviction and that you will be contesting the eviction at the hearing before the landlord and tenant Board.

Does that help as a starting point?

Customer
first theyve got my mom freaking ,shes says she gone by thursday and im in no condition to deal with landlord ,is there any way to get a mediator
Customer
it does help as a starting point
Customer
thankyou
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Debra, Expert

You do not need a mediator. You have strong security here. Why don't you and your mother call the landlord and tenant board first thing tomorrow morning, so you can get through, and discuss what's happening to you with a staff member there. Then your mom will feel better.

Customer
ok we will do that .thankyou
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Debra, Expert

You are very welcome.

Customer
I don't know if there's anything else, if there is I'll get in touch with you again, again thanks
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Debra, Expert

You are very welcome.

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Is there anything more I can help you with before I mark this question as complete?

Customer
no if i need anything else ill get back in touch
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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new 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.

Although I can’t always give good news, I am direct and do my best to simplify things for people to understand.

Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Debra


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