Reading the Landlord and Tenant Board rulings for Hamilton released this week, I find myself struck by the cases involving long-term rental tenants.
A few examples:
- The monthly rent is $949, with a rental deposit of around $800. The “below market” rate and the differential between the present and deposit indicate a long-term tenancy.
- A downtown apartment at $1050 per month, a deposit of $1000.
- East Hamilton apartment at $782 per month, a deposit of $725. This ruling states the tenancy began in 2015.
Each of these cases – based upon the determinations of the Board – involves many months of unpaid rent with the tenants not responding to documents attempting to arrange a payment plan.