I have issue with landlord regarding leakage in bathroom. Manitoba. I left the house. Nothing i need consultation only

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Customer: Hi I have issue with landlord regarding leakage in bathroom
JA: Hi. What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Manitoba
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I left the house
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Customer: Nothing i need consultation only
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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.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

What is the landlord telling you about why they aren't making the repair?

Customer
hi..let me tell you the situation..there was leakage under the tap of washroom of the bathroom. and the bathroom was not in use because there was no light in the bathroom. one day my brother noticed that there is water leaking and he fixed the leakage by cutting the water supply with shutting off the water supply switch. after that i called my landlord son(because he was looking after the property) i told him on the phone that i fixed the leakage. He said i am selling the house and will show house to my friend( who wants to buy the house) ,we will come in a week and will see leakage that day. i said ok.. the day he came the vanity of the bathroom was swollen. he said than fix it you are responsible for it.
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i dont have any fault in this. he did not returned my security deposit. there was some things to be fixed from my side that costs around $600..but the security deposit was $1250
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In Manitoba 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.
At the same time you can file a complaint with the Landlord Tenant Board.

Even if you don't care about the landlord making the repair now because you moved out you certainly would not be liable for this. That goes without saying. If he won't give back the security deposit you can take him to the Board for an order that he refunds it to you.

Does that help?

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.

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now he is not giving my mails and giving threat to that vanity costs $1300. rather than returning my deposit he is asking for more money and giving threat of going legally..i forget my $650. now he is saying me that i will go legally..he is a real estate agent
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i am moving to Ontario next month..i he is playing a trick that o did not informed him
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i am moving to Ontario next month..he is playing a trick that i did not informed him about leakage
Customer
because i called him about it
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i dont have proof that i informed him..
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Debra, Expert

Well if this goes to court you will be able to testify under oath and I am sure that the adjudicator will be able to tell that you are honest. As well, your brother could testify on your behalf.

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

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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.

Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Debra

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i went to sleep
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sorry..i work in night
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Debra, Expert

It's OK!

Customer
if he will go to court..i have to come from Ontario?
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Debra, Expert

You can attend remotely.

Customer
can judgement go against me? because i do not have proof that i informed owner in written
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Debra, Expert

You both will testify and the court will have to decide who they believe.

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