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Tabby
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Posted On: 12/21/2017
Tabby
Tabby
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I'm curious to hear from landlords on this matter.

My husband and I are looking to rent a detached, single family home.

We've been looking for months, unfortunately our city has been flooded with pretty unrealistic rentals (asking the same rent price for a disheveled 80 year old bungalow as a mansion three blocks away).

It's been a struggle to say the least, but perhaps the most irritating experience has been landlords flat out lying about their rentals.

We have been lured in under the pretense that we're viewing a house rental, but when we come for the viewing the bomb is dropped that only part of the house is for rent and someone(s) is living in the attic, basement, etc.

Correct me if I am wrong, but a duplex is an apartment rental inside a converted house not a "house rental".

Why are landlords lying about or withholding this information?

Coming out for a viewing and being told this information - often right at the end of the viewing - seems dreadfully dishonest.

It certainly doesn't give me a good impression of the landlords (but at least now I know who to avoid).

And in case you're wondering it's roughly one out of every five rentals making these claims.

What are landlords hoping to gain by behaving this way?

Wouldn't it be better to state outright that the building is a duplex/triplex or semi?
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Posted On: 12/27/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation with us.


We can appreciate that this would be an extremely frustrating experience and situation.

We suggest that you may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice and to find out what your rights are regarding this situation.

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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jorge gomez
jorge gomez
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Posted On: 3/25/2018
jorge gomez
jorge gomez
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In Mississauga it is mandatory that a building for rent, with more than 350 apartments, have a superintendent living in the same building?
Thanks for your reply.
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Posted On: 6 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation with us.

Unfortunately, we do not have a definitive response to your question.

We suggest that you may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice and to find out what your rights are regarding this situation.

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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