First Nasty Letter
Dear Stella ( Alto Properties ) I want to acknowledge that I have received your frivolous and empty threat of eviction due to YOUR INABILITY TO GIVE PROPER NOTICE.
As my memory serves me, your original notice that I signed and agreed to was dated for: Monday, August 29, 2016 between the hours of 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. On this above date, you notified me at 2:01 pm via an email and not by a phone call that you had cancelled that appointment after 3 hours of me waiting, and you had already rescheduled for the next day at 9:00 am without okaying it with me or getting my signature for the Tuesday, August 30, 2016 pest control appointment. These are your ( Stella ) exact words: “Magical Pest Control screwed up our service date and has moved treatment to tomorrow at 9 am for this building. I am very sorry about this but it is out of my control. Treatment will be done tomorrow at 9 am.
“The owners and yourself ( Stella ) could not be bothered to ask anyone if it was convenient for them, nor did you care if it even was. Obviously, you had some deep desire to get into everyone’s unit as fast so you could ( I assume ) to assess their standard of living and report back like a good little worker to the owners on what you had seen. There is no other logical reason for the pest control to come back immediately the next day less than 24 hours later. It could not be the cock roaches as they have been present in this building since I moved in over a year ago. So I am unclear as to why you could not reschedule the pest control for at a minimum couple of days later? This would allow people to make any arrangements they needed to have someone there when you enter their units.
Believe it or not, people are not comfortable with strangers in their apartments, even alleged superintendents that have been working in this field for 16 years in Canada. Noting that the previous date that you set for pest control was set in and about a week prior to them coming. Suddenly on this day, you NEEDED pest control to be there STAT the following day. I guess that the owners and yourself ( Stella ) think that people do not have to go to work, nor do they have any type of errands, appointments or business to take care on any given day.
Apparently the owners and yourself ( Stella ) did not care that everyone emptied their cupboards, pulled out their stoves and refrigerators and waited 3 hours for an appointment that never happened that was arranged by you. Instead of the 3 of you being considerate to everyone else needs, and the fact that you have now asked the tenants to do pest control back-to back days. The 3 of you decided that you would do what you want, when you wanted and how you wanted. Under the act it clearly states: 27. (1) A landlord may enter a rental unit in accordance with written notice given to the tenant at least 24 hours before the time of entry under the following circumstances: I may not have been in school for a while, but when I last check 2:00 pm on Monday August, 29, 2016 until 9:00 am Tuesday August, 30, 2016 is ONLY 19 hours. This obviously does not fall with in the 24 MANDATED time frame. Once you did not meet YOUR OWN timeline that YOU created for pest control, YOU decided to reschedule without considering anyone else’s ability to meet your needs to have this done on back-to- back days. It did not become mine or any other tenant’s problem when you could not met your arrangements with pest control.
We as tenants are entitled to a 24 hour written notice and I would expect someone who claims to have been an alleged superintendent for 16 years in Canada, would have a much better and clearer understand of the act with its clear wording. But being that you are a bully in nature, you just tried to set a date and time and expect everyone to fall in line with YOUR needs. Apparently you deliberately misread the act and were trying to use the Entry Without Notice clause to get into my unit. • (1) A landlord may enter a rental unit at any time without written notice, • in cases of emergency; or • if the tenant consents to the entry at the time of entry. Which we both know that you cannot apply this to the August 30, 2016 date.
Up until this very moment, I am still confused as to what was the big hurry to get pest control into everyone units? I suspect that there is more to this than just pest control issues. I also need to address the fact that you stated in your email, and to everyone involved that pest control would be here at 9:00 am on August 30, 2016. And yet you did not knock on my door until around 11:30 am I am told. I am sure that your video footage would confirm that. That is a 2 ½ hours gap from when pest control was supposed to be here according to you. Pest control had to do 3 apartments on the 4th floor before reaching my floor ( 3rd ). That means if pest control was on time, it took them 50 minutes to do each unit on the 4th floor with a little powder sprayed behind the refrigerator an stove and some gel in the cupboards. Upon speaking to other tenants that did receive the pest control treatment. Pest control was in and out in approximately 5 minutes. So I can only conclude that again you inaccurately stated what time they were coming. I again guess the owners and yourself ( Stella ) think that tenants have nothing to do for 2 days in a row other than sit around waiting for your timelines to come and go? So with the above now clarified, I know what to express my thoughts about your deliberately inaccurate and false N5 legal document. I do not appreciate the owners and yourself ( Stella ) harassing and threating me and my family with eviction purely based on the issue that I told you in an email this morning, that I was going to file a complaint with the Landlord and Tenant Board based on the issue of the camera you have facing into units. 203, 303,403 and 503. There is no room to interpret this spiteful act as being any form of coincidence or happenstance.
It was only after I emailed you ( Stella ) at 8:45 am on Wednesday August 31, 2016 for the names of the owners of the building for my application for the Landlord and Tenant Board. That suddenly I am now being targeted and given a deliberately inaccurate and false N5 legal documents that PROMISE to get me evicted based YOUR INABILITY TO GIVE PROPER NOTICE. It amazes me that more than 24 hours had passed before you suddenly decided that there was a need to give me this inaccurate and false M5 legal document threatening eviction after learning of my intent to take an issue in front of the Landlord and Tenant Board. It also amazes me that I was in fact given over 24 hours of time before I was served with your deliberately inaccurate and false N5 legal document. And yet I could not get that same courtesy in regards to the pest control wanting to come into my unit on back-to-back dates. You have been nothing but a bully since you enter this building as the superintendent.
I want to inform you that I no longer wish for you to seek me out to speak to me anymore. If you wish to speak to me regarding something related to my unit or the building, you need to put it in a letter or email from this point forward. I WILL NOT communicate with you were a paper trail cannot be made and followed.
I have to say that from the moment I met you, I had the strange feeling that you had some kind of issue with me. You asked inappropriate questions, at first you refused to accept my rent on the grounds that you “ were not comfortable “ with taking it, and then the excuse changed to it was “ a liability issue.” (This is the moment we met for the first time and it is admitted in this letter, as this is the first time we met, when she came to pay rent.)
Now there is the issue of the owners and yourself ( Stella ) placing a camera that looks into my unit and takes pictures. Add this threating and intimidating N5 eviction legal document that is based on information the 3 of you know is deliberately inaccurate and false. Has only strengthened my beliefs that I am being targeted by the 3 of you. Let me make this very clear for you Stella, the owners. I am not sure why it is that suddenly everyone has taken such a sudden interest in trying to build a case on me and wanting me out of YOUR building. I am not sure if sudden on of you realized I was black, maybe someone realized that my children were mixed, or because I am on Social Assistance. (this is where they get the beginnings of their accusations and later expanded on them) I mean it could very well be that because my partner is white and that inter-racial relationships are frowned upon by you 3 white people and is not tolerate or welcomed in YOUR building. But I do know that the problem starts with you, Stella. ( see the brain working here looking for excuses, other than the refusal of access they always did) I have lived here for over a year without ANY issue and suddenly I am having issues with the owners and yourself ( Stella ). You not wanting to accept my rent, threating me with eviction if I don’t pay my rent via cheques or money order, even after paying with cash since I moved in.
I don’t know if the woners never had the nerve or courage to act upon their hatred for me and my family, and now that the old superintendents are gone and you’re in. Maybe now they have suddenly found themselves the MARTER that they can rally behind? (This was also later mentioned) Seriously, the 3 of you give me an N5 form that threats me with evictions based on everyone knowing that the information that is to be provided is deliberately inaccurate and false. By threating to present this deliberately inaccurate and false legal document to the courts as a legal document, you would be acting in bad faith. The N5 that has been presented to me by the owners and you ( Stella ) is at worse misleading. It certainly violates the basic standards of honesty in dealing with others and it would be recognize just as that in any civil lawsuit. Let us not even start to discuss the issue the serving me with this deliberately inaccurate and false legal document and how it was done purely to be spiteful and, to send me a message that I should not question the actions of the owners or staff of
I now would like to address the issue of our past conversation Stella, where you ask my where I was “from?” (I never asked that, never do, why should I care?) I do not appreciate your ignorance and stereotypes in thinking that because I am black that I could not be born in Canada. I also do not appreciate you asking me if my children were “malado”. (I never heard this word before, I had to ask my niece, who did some laughing at me for not knowing… ) I did not think that I need to explain this to you Stella, but these are terms and questions that are no longer acceptable in society, and the fact that you felt comfortable enough with me to ask these questions after only speaking to me for a brief time. Says to me that you have some form of personal issue that need to be dealt with. I also found it offensive that you said that you have been an alleged superintendent for 16 years here in Canada. (why would I say that when we are in Canada?) I am perplexed as to why you felt the need to include the word “Canada” at the end of your sentence? I can only guess, were you trying to imply that because I am not white, that I could not have been in Canada for 16 years? Or is it that you feel that your 16 years in Canada makes you a better person and better qualified to be an alleged superintendent than someone who was a superintendent abroad? Maybe you said it because you were an alleged superintendent in Canada for 16 years, so your opinion and views on being a superintendent have more weight and value over someone like myself who was born abroad?
I would like to take this opportunity to inform you Stella. I never had any doubts that you lived and work in Canada. In fact I had absolutely no reason to even question what country you have been alleged a superintendent in. Apparently you feel that being a superintendent in Canada comes with some kind of Canadian privilege and/or pride attached to it? I guess you could not have just said that you have been a superintendent 16 years. If you were a superintendent in Italy, would you have said the same thing?
In speaking with you it appears to me that you are considered yourself a great superintendent because you were born and raised and work your whole life in Canada. I think at this point in time, I need to clear the air of some misunderstanding the 3 of you have about me. If anyone of you think that you are going to threaten and try to bully, force and intimidate me and my family to bow down to you and you deliberately inaccurate and false legal document. You have totally fooled yourselves and miss read me. Under the Charter of Rights and Freedom, the Criminal Code and the Landlord and Tenant Board. I have the right to file an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board, and I have the right to do without fear of ANY form of repercussions from ANYONE. I have the right not to fear for my safety or the safety of anyone known by me. Under section 23 of the act no landlord shall harass, obstruct, coerce, threaten or interfere with a tenant. the owners and yourself ( Stella ) obviously thought I was just some dumb, uneducated NIGGER who was willing to bow to your servant ways and not challenge your actions in YOUR building.
Let me inform you that Unit # 303 have nothing but pride in ourselves and we all stands very tall with our heads held high. We don’t bow or serve anyone! So you can take your deliberately inaccurate and false N5 legal document and shove it up your ass, and I dare you to file it as is!
The 3 of you have now taken your personal ideology towards myself, my family and our color and made it into a personal agenda to make mine and my family’s life as uncomfortable and as inconvenient as you can. I am happy to say and I am thankful that I was not raised with some much hatred in my heart towards other races. Hopefully one day you will find God and he will help you heal your feels towards others that don’t look like you. I have some serious doubts that you Stella, have ever been a superintendent in any building.
I would strong suggest to the owners that they do a more thorough background check upon yourself as you have absolutely no idea about the Land Lord Tenant Act and how to interact properly with tenants. Your attempt to try and bully/force tenants to remove their BBQs off their balconies, and to remove everything that is “none seasonal” , all the while again deliberately quoting misinformation and bylaws to try and reinforced your views and impose your will on all the tenants of this building.
It appears that me that your signature and pattern of deliberately lying and misquote wrong information to try and prove a point is constant. The owners and yourself ( Stella ) childish attempts to threaten, harass, intimidate and targeting me, along with every other issues in this letter will be addressed in my application to the Landlord and Tenant Board. This is the same application that you were trying to intimate me from filing in regards to the cameras looking into mine and other units. Please do not respond to my email. I do not need for you to try and deny or even try and justify to me that you are not an undercover racist.
I do not need to know that you have black friends, or that you eat and love “Caribbean food” and that you have a “Black Person” in your family that you love or that there is Black in your bloodline. Because I really don’t care! Allison Read August 31, 2016