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My landlord refuses to re-paint, what can I do? 

thesix
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Posted On: 19 days ago
thesix
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Hi:

Need your advice, I recently moved into a new condo, paying premium rent close to $2800 per month in Toronto for a two bedroom. there was a list of lot of items to fix including painting. My landlord agreed and accepted that he/she will hire an experienced person to fix all the issues including paint and I happily accepted that while things are being fixed, I would bear the inconveniences.

The tech is old guy maybe in his 60s, he fixed some stuff but when it came to paint he did a really poor job (i mean real poor job), as when he painted the previous paint could be seen through, There are streaks, missed spots, he put paint on ceiling. The wall and ceiling edge has curvy paint lines. It just looks horrible and totally unprofessional. I could have done a way better job then what this experienced painter did and I have only painted once in my lifetime.

What are my options, if the landlord disagrees and stands by the horrible work the person has done? Can i take the landlord to landlord and Tenant board as there was an agreement that the landlord has hired an experienced person and expectation that the paint will be done to some standard expected from an experienced person? I really need your help as all my stuff on the condo is not even setup yet as we are awaiting the issues to be address and the rest of the house painted?
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Posted On: 13 days ago
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us. We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

It is best that you contact the Landlord and Tenant Board at 1-888-332-3234 or 416-645-8080 (in the GTA) for information specific to your situation. The landlord and tenant board resolves disputes between residential landlords and tenants. You may also wish to call the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice regarding your situation.

You may also want to dial 211 on a phone and speak to an Information and Referral Specialist to see if they can provide some information regarding community legal services and options in your area.

211 is a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.


Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org Team
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