Toronto Landlord Fined for Residential Tenancies Act Violation
November 17, 2020
Convicted: 1507418 Ontario Inc.
Description of Offence: Knowingly interfering with a tenant’s reasonable enjoyment of a rental unit
Date of Offence: October 26, 2017 – October 5, 2018
Date of Conviction: November 13, 2020
- Following a guilty plea, 1507418 Inc. was fined $2,000 in Toronto by Justice of the Peace Tina Wassenaar.
- The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge ($500) as required by the Provincial Offences Act.
- 1507418 Ontario Inc. is the landlord of a rental property in Toronto.
- In late 2017, a fire broke out in the property. The tenant was led to believe that the property needed major renovations and he had to move out for a while. He left his belongings in the property, expecting to later move back in. At some point in 2018 the tenant no longer had access to the unit.
- The tenant initiated proceedings at the Landlord and Tenant Board. As a result of those proceedings, 1507418 Ontario Inc. paid the tenant $3,500 in compensation and gave the tenant access to his belongings.
- Under the Residential Tenancies Act, a landlord is not permitted to interfere with a tenant’s reasonable enjoyment of a rental unit.