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Noise Issues - Housing Complex Basketball Area 

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Posted On: 4/25/2017
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My wife and I have been living in ******* ***** Corporation for a number of years now, and we have had issues with basketball nets.

We have moved from one location to another.

And over the past 1 1/2 we have complaineded to peel. Corp, the other day our support agent came by and told us that our neighbours have the right to play basketball in their front and backyards.

The front is considered a common area but the back yard is where we are having issues.

Their net is just a couple of feet away from our Livingroom window, and the constant thumping of the basketball is driving my wife and I up the wall especially my wife who is home during the day.

We feel the *** Living Corp isn't doing anything for us.

Do we not have any rights as to our peace of mind and quietness.

We are in Mississauga.
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Posted On: 4/27/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation and would be interested in a solution.

You mentioned that this is a housing corporation.

If this is subsidized, non-profit housing or co-op housing you may need to continue to contact the housing provider or non-profit housing co-operative directly to find out what the process is in this case and to try and have them find a solution.

According to the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario,

Non-profit housing co-operatives (co-ops) have many similarities to other forms of social housing. But because they value collective decision-making by the people that live there, they chose not to be included in the Residential Tenancies Act so they would not be subject to Orders of the Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB).


Also, according to the Subsidized/Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Housing section of the HALCO website,


The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is the law that applies to most rental housing in Ontario, including most subsidized/RGI housing. Most of the RTA applies to subsidized housing units too, but there are also some additional special laws and rules. Some of the special laws and rules relate to the amount of the rent, who lives in the unit, income and assets of the people living in the unit, and absence from the unit.



In this case, a Community Legal Clinic may not be able to assist you with this situation. As previously stated, you may need to continue to contact the housing provider or non-profit housing co-operative directly to find out what the process is in this case and to try and have them find a solution.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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