Joey Brooks owes rent but won't pay because that's 'the way the law is'.
Regina tenant Joey Brooks admits he owes his former landlord Mark Gosselin a couple months of rent, but he's not offering to pay up.
Instead, he suggested Gosselin will "have to file down at the residential tenancies office for the rent that is now due."
This is the third landlord dispute over rent that Brooks has had in the past eight months. In each case, he has refused to pay some rent and has dragged his landlords through lengthy appeal processes.
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Saskatchewan Landlord Association calls on provincial government for help
Daniel Portras has continued to manipulate the system in order to live in the home of yet another Regina landlord without paying, despite the fact that CBC's iTeam shone a light on him a couple of months ago.
The case of a Saskatoon landlord and a tenant who fell behind on rent payments may be re-opened.
Erin Perehudoff rented a home to Michelle Arcand in November of last year. Within months Arcand fell behind on payments. Perehudoff said her property was also ruined, with damage and garbage left behind.
Sask. Party government unveils throne speech
On the housing front, Wall said he plans to change legislation so that property owners who don't join the Saskatchewan Rental Housing Industry Association (SRHIA) will have to give notice of one year before making a rent hike. The current notice period is six months.
Landlords' Association to assist tenants facing significant rent ...
Prairie Post (blog) - 6 Oct 2011
The TAP, which will be run by experienced SRHIA landlords and property managers ... If requested by the tenant, the TAP will draw on the SRHIA membership to ...
Tenants getting help
By Jeremy Warren, The StarPhoenix October 11, 2011
Saskatchewan's landlord association is offering tenants who are faced with large rent increases a way to find more affordable accommodations.
The Saskatchewan Rental Housing Industry Association has started the Tenant Assistance Process, which aims to work with tenants and landlords to find common ground on rent increases or help tenants find new accommodations with the association's landlord and property manager members.
Saskatoon (October 6, 2011): The Saskatchewan Landlord Association (SKLA), an industry association for landlords and property managers of rental housing, is introducing a Tenant Assistance Process (TAP) to help tenants who have received a substantial rent increase.
If a tenant receives a significant rent increase that they cannot afford, he or she will be able to request assistance in dealing with the increase. The TAP, which will be run by experienced SRHIA landlords and property managers, will review the increased rental rate and its affordability to the applicant. If possible, the TAP will attempt to facilitate a mutually acceptable outcome by meeting with the two interested parties. If requested by the tenant, the TAP will draw on the SRHIA membership to provide assistance to the tenant in finding alternate accommodations. Referral will also be made to the Office of Residential Tenancies, if applicable, and information on rental supplement and other support programs for which they may qualify will be provided.
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