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Make Sure Your Home Is Safe! You Can Call The Fire Department DIRECTLY And Get Protected

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 7:19 pm
by Robin
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The landlords said my rental home was safe, now my babies & pets are dying! Why did I trust him?

Landlord Charged, Must Pay $3600 In Fines For Failing To Protect Tenants

The news from Barrie360.com about a landlord who did not protect his tenants which led to a fire and thousands of dollars in fines has shocked tenants across Ontario.

https://barrie360.com/over-three-grand- ... rty-owner/

It also has millions of tenants scared and wondering what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Many Landlords Simply Don't Care About Your Safety

The Fire Department in Gravenhurst was called with reports of a fire in one of the rental apartments.

The Fire Department put out the electrical fire and discovered that there was a shocking "absence of adequate and up-to-date smoke and CO alarms" in the rental building.

Further investigation led to the landlord getting five charges of "Failure to Install Smoke Alarms" and another five charges of "Failure to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms."

Fire Prevention Officer Warns Landlords

A fire prevention officer stated:

“The notion of a landlord failing to adequately safeguard their tenants with basic measures such as alarms is simply intolerable in this day and age,”

All landlords must understand their responsibilities under the legislation, ‘I didn’t know’ doesn’t wash anymore,” he said.


The property owner faces fines of $3,600.

The Landlord Only Cared After Getting Caught, Charged and Fined

When it comes to safety the landlord in the above didn't care about his tenants at all. While there are good landlords out there, many simply only care your hard earned money going into their pockets.

What if someone had died due to the landlords lack of ethics and breaking the law? This could have been a true tragedy.

Protect Your Family By Being Aggressive and Demanding

This case is proof you can't rely on your landlords to fulfill their legal responsibilities. HELL NO!

You need to be proactive...and aggressive and demanding.

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The landlords said the smoke detectors were working! Why did he lie? Why didn't I check for myself?

IF YOU AREN'T PROACTIVE, AGGRESSIVE AND DEMANDING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES MIGHT DIE!

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Many tenants have said sharing the concerns lead to nothing. So while there are great landlords out there who will make sure are safe it seems like they are small minority (and if you find them, stick with them!)

The best way is to call the Fire Department directly and tell them you are a tenant and want to make sure your rental HOME is safe.

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Landlords Are Legally Responsible For Keeping Your Home Safe!

Call Your Local Fire Department Directly Without Telling Your Landlord

Fire Departments will be more than happy to help!

They will send a highly trained fire prevention specialist to go over all over your concerns.

They will also make note of your call and you can ask them to do regular inspections.

Your Landlord Might Be Charged And Fined, And They Must Make Your Home Safe

Make the call to your local fire department to protect yourself.

The landlord cannot "punish you for this" at all (although many will threaten this).

NO WAY!

In Canada you have the right to a safe rental home and your landlord must pay for it!

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Where are mommy and daddy? I don't like this orphanage!

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones...Be Aggressive and Don't Let Some Landlord Ruin Your Life And Murder Your Children

Take Action!

TENANTS HAVE RIGHTS, BUT YOU MUST ACT TO MAKE SURE YOUR RIGHTS ARE ENFORCED

Every tenant in Ontario should call your local fire department and request a fire inspector come and make sure your home is safe.

It doesn't cost you a cent.

Make The Call To Your Local Fire Department NOW!

Protect your family and pets and loved ones by making the call!

As the Fire Inspector said:

“The notion of a landlord failing to adequately safeguard their tenants with basic measures such as alarms is simply intolerable in this day and age,”

All landlords must understand their responsibilities under the legislation, ‘I didn’t know’ doesn’t wash anymore,” he said.



Re: Make Sure Your Home Is Safe! You Can Call The Fire Department DIRECTLY And Get Protected

Posted: November 1st, 2019, 8:25 pm
by singlemum
If every Tenant called the Fire Dept. on Monday we could make sure everyone is safe!

Re: Make Sure Your Home Is Safe! You Can Call The Fire Department DIRECTLY And Get Protected

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 9:57 pm
by Barrie Renter
So if i have guests coming over.

My landlord is still 100% responsible for our safety, right?

Re: Make Sure Your Home Is Safe! You Can Call The Fire Department DIRECTLY And Get Protected

Posted: November 2nd, 2019, 11:01 pm
by evicted
Barrie Renter wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 9:57 pm
So if i have guests coming over my landlord is still 100% responsible for our safety, right?
Yes. 100%.

What I'm thinking is if my place doesn't have the required smoke and CO detectors could I demand a nice big juicy payment (like $10,000 or more from my landlord) or I report my slum-lord immediately (and he will get nailed).

Pay or get f*cked for not protecting me and my loved ones from burning to death!

So I get the money AND get things made safe.

Could be a great way for hard working Tenants to make some nice money and also protect our homes.

Re: Make Sure Your Home Is Safe! You Can Call The Fire Department DIRECTLY And Get Protected

Posted: November 6th, 2019, 12:59 am
by Advocate
I think it would be very fair to give your landlord a "warning" and demand repairs. I also think it would be very fair to demand a payment from your landlord considering you have lived there in such a dangerous situation. And if you had not contacted the landlord and went to the fire department directly the landlord would have faced severe fines. After all, this is a "business" and you are allowed "business negotiations".
By demanding say $10,000 or $20,000 from your landlord you are doing them a favor you don't have to do. So you certainly can negotiate some sort of settlement.

And if the don't agree to "cooperate with you on fire safety" you need to call the fire professionals immediately!