Tenants taking Akelius Canada to Landlord and Tenant Board

Over 40 long-term tenants in four Akelius owned buildings in Parkdale are taking their landlord to the Landlord and Tenant Board. The tenants, all of whom rented in the buildings before Akelius bought them, believe that the landlord has negatively impacted their living conditions by taking away live-in superintendents and replacing them with a call centre.

Fed up of mounting requests for repairs and delayed response times, Akelius tenants are jointly filing an application at the Board to ask for a reduction of rent for all tenants, compensation for out-of-pocket expenses and a possible fine.

Tenants view this as part of a larger strategy to push out long term tenants, raise rents after making renovations and increase the bottom line while cutting costs.

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