Community Worker Newsletter
Vol.1, No.3, July 1977

Publisher:  Community Worker Newsletter, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  17pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX405

An open letter in this issue entitled "Tenants Rights Often Get Trampled in a Society Geared to Landlords" describes the difficulty actually experienced by a certain young woman whose legal agreement with the operator of a house to rent an apartment in Toronto was subsequently rendered impossible by the absentee landlord who disagreed with the terms.

Abstract:  An open letter in this issue entitled "Tenants Rights Often Get Trampled in a Society Geared to Landlords" describes the difficulty actually experienced by a certain young woman whose legal agreement with the operator of a house to rent an apartment in Toronto was subsequently rendered impossible by the absentee landlord who disagreed with the terms. Although the Rooming House Tenant Project at the Christian Resource Centre enlisted the help of police to persuade the landlord that the woman was in legal possession of the premises, their combined efforts on her behalf proved to be of no avail. As a result, the lady was advised by the police sergeant to move out for her own safety. The writer, who represented the Rooming House Tenant Project, concludes the letter with a salutary warning to all possible tenants to think twice before making any agreement with the said landlord who considers himself above the law. Other articles in the same newsletter discuss the Ontario election, the denial of the civil right to vote to "mental patients", the mentally retarded and prisoners, some proposed uses for the Oak Community School site, and a report on housing in the Don area.

Periodical profile published 1977
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