A recent decision demonstrates just how easy it is for residential tenants to game the system and live rent free.
The tenant entered into a one year lease for a residential premises in mid-town Toronto. The lease started March 1, 2015 and the monthly rent was $3,800.
By September, 2015 the tenant had started paying rent late. By January, 2016 he had stopped paying rent completely.
At a hearing at the Landlord and Tenant Board on June 16, 2016, the Board ordered the termination of the tenancy on consent and ordered the tenant to pay over $22,000 in arrears and . . . [more]