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Applicant Changed Mind About Moving In - Questions 

Seoottawa
Seoottawa
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Posted On: 9/23/2014
Seoottawa
Seoottawa
Posts: 1
In my living situation a renter would share a bathroom and kitchen therefore the Residential Tenancies Act does not apply. I have to appear before the rental tribunal next week and am wondering if they are likely to hear the case or dismiss.
Situation:
Girl wants to rent room for four months starting Sept 1 and sends deposit. Also says it is ok if not
Girl changes mind August 24 and wonders if she can get deposit back
I say no....unless SHE finds me a replacement. She agrees.
I bust my butt to find a replacement
Renter changes mind and wants to move in
I explain room is rented
She demands her money back; I remind her of the agreement
She claims she did not give notice and was just testing the waters
Renter filed with rental tribunal but did not give all facts
I tried calling tribunal to tell them this was not their jurisdiction but I must appear in person to explain

I am hoping it gets rejected but I am sure tenant will then go to small claims court.

Thoughts?
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Moderator
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Posted On: 9/30/2014
Moderator
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Hello,

Thanks for sharing your question and situation with us. I understand that this situation can be frustrating.

You may find it helpful to use the Are you a renter with roommates? tool.

Given the nature of your situation you may wish to contact a Community Legal Clinic in your area to advise you on your specific situation. Also, if you are low income you may qualify for Legal Aid . You can read more about applying for Legal Aid in our Settlement.Org How do I apply for legal aid services? article.

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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