A landlady’s horror story
ing in the house for under two months she had completely gutted the basement, removing the insulation, shelves, the wall heater and even the sump pump.
On the main floor she removed imitation brick insulation from around the fireplace. Just before she broke the lease and moved out, she removed all the antique light fixture and replaced them with cheap fixtures. While she was a tenant, she constantly interfered with any improvements I tried to make.
But the fun really began after she moved out.
As she had to give me three months notice, the house sat empty for three months.
She deemed that no one enter the house without her or a member of her family present. Therefore, every time I went to see the house or to get a quote for work I was met by herself, her ex-husband and her mother. They were abusive and interfering. These actions prevented me from renting the premises or having anything done.
Her ex-husband was particularly abusive, dressing us down in front of a contractor and fol- lowing us around making snide remarks about the house.
After all this, she then took me to the rental board for disturbing her peace, even though she wasn’t living in the house. The last time we were there to do some work on the house, our tires had a hole punched in them.
I am an older woman and do not need the stress and consternation all this entails. What is the matter with people today? Has all common decency flown out the window?
Sharon Davidson Hudson Heights, Québec