We moved into a property (garden house, 2 bedroom) that's behind a apartment building in 1 year ago. When we first went to see property it was damaged real bad, but we had time and so we decided that we will do our best to renovate it. We spent our money and our time to make it nice, but we needed couple of things to be done that should be Landlords responsibility - for example - bed was broken and not usable in the one bedroom, the other one didn't even have it. Couple of days later Landlord came to visit us, he was very happy with the state of the house now when we cleaned everything, painted and decorated everything and promised us to fix the things he needed to (that was in August 2019).
The same day we told him that our shower is leaking into the one of the bedrooms that's beneath it, he told us it will be fixed in couple of days. It wasn't.
Couple of days later it was very windy and the roof tiles from the building in front of our house started falling directly in front of our house entrance. We sent him the photos, he told us it will be fixed immediately. It wasn't. (a week before Christmas Eve there was a storm and there was a leaking in our bedroom all over the electricity. It was fixed then, but only two of the roof tiles were replaced just to stop the leak)
In the beginning of September I found out i was pregnant, so once again we asked him to fix things that are his responsibility. He told us of course, nine months will pass quickly we need everything to be good for the baby.
In the meantime our walls in the hallway started rotting and all of the paint started to fall down all over floors and stairs. He told us he will send someone over to fix it. He did not.
Six months into my pregnancy roof tiles started to fall in front of our doors again. It was not fixed. As we slept on the mattress on the floor because we didn't have a bed I have ordered one online because he didn't even mind to buy it.
I gave birth to my baby 7 weeks ago. Walls aren't fixed, shower isn't fixed, roof isn't fixed. Still waiting on him to do something. Usually he sends msgs 3 days before rent is due to say that somebody will come in next couple of days to repair stuff.
Yeah, he sent three (3) contractors in, all of them his friends (he calls them ''my guys''), and after checking out the state of the property, nobody came back to do anything. But, hey, ''he's trying to help''.
He didn't register us with the RTB and when we have asked him to do that we were told that he will do it if we sign another contract so he doesn't have to pay any fees.
As we have baby now, we are anxious about health and safety conditions in this house and don't know what to do anymore. Of course, I have every single message and photo saved so we have evidence.
Where to start?? We called Threshold, they have sent us to City Council. At City Council they said they don't have nothing to do with it because we aren't in receipt of housing. Called Citizen Information, they have told us to contact Threshold again. What do you think?