I had a neighbour drop by last night. Apparently the landlord is not fixing an issue in the house. Two weeks ago it was reported to the landlord that raw sewage was leaking in the basement. So far nothing has been done to correct the issue. The furnace did get fixed for the family, so they have heat now, but they still have raw sewage leaking, and pooling in their basement.
How long should it take to have a raw sewage problem repaired. And when the landlord was in their basement, just a few days ago, regarding the furnace, why did he still let the issue continue? And why did the neighbour wait until last night to ask me for assistance in correcting the issue?
Another landlord on the street seems to house criminals. Every time we manage to have one criminal removed another moves in. One has to wonder where the landlord advertises for tenants. The last one to leave had a criminal record longer than my arm. I know, because the person threw their court papers in the garbage out back and I found them. There were 43 charges listed. Some were traffic offences, but some of the charges were for serious stuff. The person started in the Youth Justice System and has stuck with a life of crime, living a few doors down from me for a few years. I did not actively work to have this person removed, but I sure am glad they are gone.
Other landlords do little to maintain houses, or ensure their tenants are not disturbing others.
When are we going to start holding landlords responsible for maintaining their houses, and maintaining a safe neighbourhod?