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What else can I do to make the landlord face justice?

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Tenant

Hi

I used to live under a landlord, which in fact is not a landlord.

She is renting couple of houses as shared houses and laundrying that money in her store. Hoever, she is dodging every scheduled inspections, pretending that she lives in the permises, and hiding other tenants. No receip, just cash in hand, and 5-7 people living in her permises. Paying cash to hand, they have no right, no cleanines in permisess. So she have illegal renting business, with terrible attitude towards tenants. And somehow, she feels untouchable – even if she is breaking low, she feels that there will never be any consequences. So my question is:

What can I do to force the law upon her? THe court can’t do anything becouse she have enough time to arrange everything for the inspection. In Citizen Advice Office I was given the name Tenants Relations Office, so here I am 🙂 I know it is difficult situacion, and maybe there is not much to do – but if there is a law to follow – there always must be some way to force that law. THank you for any advices 🙂

P.S. I DO NOT live there anymore – but I know people that still do. I know it makes things more complicated, but she made me homeless for 2 days because of her whim, and caused me to lost a lot of hard earned money, so I will keep looking for ways to make her act legally or face the law, until I will succeed 🙂

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Tenant

I am really sorry for all the mistyped characters – I was writing it in rush, and I can’t find an “edit” option 🙁

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Tenant

IS there no one willing to help me? 🙁

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Tenant

I’m here Daniel, I’m here. 

Since you have the name of the TRO, they might be able to help you show what kind of a landlord she really is. Wouldn’t the other tenants assist you ? Why are they hiding, when she is denying their rights ? 

Regardless, the fact that you pay cash in hand or don’t have a written agreement doesn’t mean that you don’t have a legal tenancy or legal rights ! 

The law automatically creates a tenancy when a person pays to another person for occupying a property they own. So, if you have any rights taken away from you, you may very well use the courts system to pursue your landlord. 

However, you need to have evidence. Statements alone are not enough, you need material evidence or some kind of unexpected inspection of the property where the tenants would be seen occupying the premises. 

Your best bet is to contact the TRO and have them help you expose your landlord for who she really is. 

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Tenant

Hi Daniel, 

 

You can report her here https://www.rentprofile.co/report this helps us when reviewing landlords. The information is also shared in landlord background check reports to warn other tenants about her in future.

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