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Updated on Monday, October 20

#19970

OMG: I don't understand the logic of people who own homes and decides to rent/share them, then expect their tenant to live like a mouse and not say anything when you are being completely inconsiderate!

Just because it is your home, does not mean you can do whatever you want!

If you're not prepared to accommodate your lifestyle to share your home with someone else, you should not rent the place in the first place! Instead of tricking students into signing a lease and then threatening to kick them out whenever they complain about your noise!

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  1. If you can't abide by the rules you agreed to you're free to break your lease and find a more accommodating landlord.

    Hint: it's a landlord's market in Wloo

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    1. Hint: landlords need a license to rent out their place in Waterloo. If your landlord sucks, there's a good chance they don't have a license. I found this out the hard way

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  2. Amen OP. We're just a paycheck to most landlords. Free money.

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  3. If the landlord outlined their expectations of your behaviour, and you didn't like it, you shouldn't have signed the contract.

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    1. so fuckin "azn"

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    2. 3, I would add "and all their expectations were within the allowances of the law" to that sentence.

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    3. Yeah, I've had things in the contract about how often to clean the bathrooms and how long dishes stay unwashed from an apartment management company. I literally said "you know this isn't enforceable under the law, right?" before signing but apparently it was mostly for dealing with roommate disputes where one person is awful.

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  4. I am a property owner who shares my 2 bedroom with another student. In this situation, where we share a kitchen and bathroom, the roomer isn't covered under the Residential Tenancy Act.

    So... basically as long as I keep the premises safe and hazard free, I can treat my roomer like crap. I could theoretically kick my roomer out for no reason. But I don't because I am a decent human being, and we are adults and talk about the disagreements we have.

    But I did put a clause in my agreement (it isn't called a lease in this situation) that says "The roomer can't interfere with the owner's reasonable enjoyment of the property" if they turned out to be unreasonable. My roomer agreed to this when they signed the lease, so I expect that should we have a problem, I can hold them accountable to this. This is what is expected when someone signs an agreement.

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    1. ^This. Being a Tenant with a Lease is not the same as being a Boarder. Students should be aware of this. When living in a house, if the owner's children also live in the house, you are not covered under the RTA, because you are considered a boarder.

      As far as expectations of behaviour, that's between you and your landlord, and you should talk to them about it instead of uselessly venting on omguw.

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  5. DONT EVER LIVE WITH LANDLORDS.

    Its all fun and games until they refuse to stop smoking in the house (an activity which they hid during the viewing), because their house their rules.

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    1. shouldn’t this be in the lease you sign when you first pay your deposit? Don't blame others for your ignorance.

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  6. Just jitter on by.

    Anywho, maybe their just chemically imbalanced! Anyway, whats wrong with shared accomodations?

    and stop being bossy.

    And maybe they just need privacy.

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  7. This is my fav <3

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  8. More details needed. How do we know you're not just an asshole student tenant who's throwing a tantrum because the landlord asked you to clean your rotting food off the kitchen counter?

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