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last month rent reimbursment 

newmguy
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Posted On: 5/26/2022
newmguy
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I have a person that moved in my property without my knowledge or approval (no lease) to help his elderly mother (mother was my tenant) who was ill.

The tenant (elderly mother) is now deceased. She never payed first and last when she moved in decades ago, no lease, it was a month to month agreement. The tenant's son stayed in the residence after the mother passed away and would not leave after being asked to leave for over 2 years. He had every excuse under the sun, like due to covid, there are no places available for rent, and many other excuses. Basically he wanted to stay on the premises because the rent was very low for the elderly mother to be able to afford it.


Now the tenant wants to leave but is asking for last month's rent from the original tenant (his mother) with interest.

Firstly there was never a last month rent taken. There is no receipt because it was never accepted.
Secondly, can a tenant who has no legal agreement with the landlord demand last month rent from another tenant even if it is his mother?

Again the last month rent was never accepted (it was done this way in order to help the elderly mother who was on pension at the time)

I suspect this is another deceitful tactic in order to obtain free money or he won't leave the premises.
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Posted On: 5/31/2022
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Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out to us about this situation, we appreciate your interest in this information.


It is best that you contact a community legal clinic for some advice regarding your situation. You may also wish to call 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.

It may also help to connect with a community resource navigator at 211 to narrow your search. 211 Ontario is a free, confidential service.

Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a link to their live chat if you prefer to communicate online. Their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.


We hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

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