Scarborough landlords be on the look-out as the “Tenant From Hell” is ripping off a landlord who owns a rental property in Scarborough. Make sure you run tenant credit checks before renting to anyone!
Experienced Scarborough landlords know the importance of screening your tenants carefully before renting to them.
However, few of us have ever really dealt with a “Tenant From Hell”.
Most tenants in Scarborough are decent people and many landlords focus on the profitable enterprise of renting to students at the Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto.
Tenants From Hell
We have heard about “Tenants From Hell” and even read about them at the Ontario Landlords Association forum.
We know they are out there.
These are tenants who will lie to you to get you to rent to them.
Once they are in your rental property they will stop paying rent and continue to make maintenance claims.
They won’t tell you about their problems.
Instead, they will call the City by-laws department and take you to the Landlord and Tenant Board to get away without paying you the rent they owe you and to get rent abatements and to get fines against you.
Tenants From Hell In Scarborough
This makes the recent report from the Toronto Star even more shocking.
Many landlords have heard about tenants like Nina Willis.
These are tenants who seek out small landlords with properties that need some repairs.
This type of tenant will meet you and be well-dressed and have a great story to tell you to convince you to rent to them.
They seem like “Tenants From Heaven” and even promise to do some of the minor repairs themselves.
They promise to treat your investment property like it is their own: they will take care of it and fix it to be comfortable for them as they promise to be long term tenants (who pay the rent on time).
Tenant From Hell Hasn’t Paid Scarborough Landlord For Months!
According to the Toronto Star, the “Tenant From Hell” rented from a Scarborough landlord and has made the landlords’ life a living hell.
How has the Tenant From Hell made her Scarborough landlords life a living hell?
Here is what The Star says:
1. She hasn’t paid rent in months
2. All the “little problems” she said she would fix…she reported to the Bylaw Department
3. Landlord Gets the Eviction and She Appeals It to Delay the Eviction
Scarborough Landlords Avoid Bad Tenants With Tenant Credit Checks
Bad tenants are tricky.
They always dress well, have a great story and work hard to become your ‘friend’ to get you to rent to them.
They often have fake references.
Their only goal is to get moved in and then start using the unfair Ontario Landlord and Tenant system to cheat you out of thousands of dollars and live rent free.
How Can I Protect My Ontario Rental Property?
The key is to do a credit check.
Even Alberta landlords are now doing credit checks to make sure they rent to great tenants, and they have the fairest rules in Canada!
And BC landlords are also now focusing on credit checks to verify tenants.
You can get more information from the new Ontario Landlord Credit Check site.
And as Newmarket landlords write make sure your rental property is safe and legal!
How Can I Run A Credit Check On My Tenant?
Join the Ontario Landlords Association for a one-time registration fee and start doing premium credit checks for only $10/check!
Scarborough Landlords – Avoid Bad Tenants From Hell by Joining the Ontario Landlords Association For Only a One Time Fee and Doing Tenant Credit Checks for Only $10 / check.