The landlord, who owns eight properties in Halifax, NS
, has been accused of taking advantage of people who have few options for housing due to poverty, disability and stigma, according to CBC.ca.
In October, several tenants living at the property were evicted when the city declared it unsafe. For instance, one of the former tenants said her power was constantly flickering on and off – she was told it was from mice chewing on wires.
“The Residential Tenancy Board is being given a chance to say unscrupulous landlords will not get away with endangering their tenants,” said Evan Coole, a community legal worker with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, in a news release. “Our hope is they take it.”
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A landlord is to appear before the Residential Tenancy Board today after tenants were evicted from a property he managed because the city deemed it unsafe.