Description

Been renting for 3 years. The initial lease was for two years and at the end of the two years, the landlord's agent asks us what we were willing to pay in regards to an increase in rent, and explained that what we were paying is below market value. We said that we would only pay what was legal that year. They sent us another 1 year lease agreement, which we signed since we had no plans to move.

Landlord's real estate agent called at the end of the year to ask whether I was only willing to pay an increase of 1.8% (which is what was legal at the time) as the market value for our unit was much higher. I replied that I was only willing to pay what was legal for an increase. She then says that if that were the case, then the landlord would like to take the unit back to use for herself. After emailing her for clarification and getting no response, the landlord sends us an N12 via email stating that her mother would like to move in.

The landlord then asks us to sign an N11, at which point we stated that it would not be necessary and that we would not be signing one. After much back and forth regarding the N11, the landlord then hires a paralegal who then issues us a second N12 (as the first one was void due to incorrect date and it was sent through email). They eventually filed an L2 with the LTB as we refused to sign the N11.

We moved out before the hearing date and the hearing was cancelled. The landlord paid us the compensation due as well as all unused rent.

N12 Type
  • Personal Use

Did the Tenant Contest the N12?
  • No

Did the Tenant Leave?
  • Yes, didn't go to LTB

Location

8323 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON, Canada

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