It is interesting to read sometimes about the problems landlords have in other jurisdictions. A CBS news report tells the tale of Toronto landlord Jane Randall who has been trying to evict her non paying tenant for months.
In October it seems she obtained an eviction order but this was cancelled “when the tenant complained of missing the hearing because she was sent to the wrong room”. She then failed to turn up for the next hearing, where an eviction order was made, but this was set aside again at the tenants request. At the third hearing the tenant was ordered to pay the back rent but needless to say Randall has not received it yet:
“The process has cost her more than $13,000 in lost rent and legal bills and Randall is fed up with the lack of enforcement. Despite three hearings, two eviction notices and the payment order, nothing has happened. “She [the tenant] knows the system. She takes advantage of the system and the system allows [it],” said Randall. The Landlord and Tenant Board says issues like this are usually dealt with within four-to-six weeks but admits if there is a review there is no telling how long the process could take.”
Although landlords here complain about delays in the system, I have not heard of a case where the tenant managed to get a extra time because she went to the wrong room. I wrote in my post here about a tenant who managed to delay things by claiming she was ill all the time.
Do you have any stories about how tenants have managed to string the system along?