I have a tenant who destroyed my house and what recourse do i have?
State/Country relating to question: Canada
nothing i am not sure i am entitled to do
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What is the extent of the damage financially?
What is your province or territory?
And, good afternoon.
i will guess the damage to be around 12000 dollars. all the hardwood floors are totally done . light fixtures are either gone or destroyed..several screens are totalled and the smell in the house is unbelievable. i am in ONTARIO thanks Susan
also at least 3 ceilings are stained very heavily and towel bars have been riped out of the wll
I am sure that you are going through a frustrating experience.
You should take photographs and videos of the damage. You should also obtain 3 estimates before getting any repairs completed.
You can sue your former tenant in Small Claims Court. There is a $50.00 fee to issue the Claim and it will cost another $100.00 to list this matter for trial if it does not resolve at a Settlement Conference.
The evidence should be attached to your claim. While most parties are self-represented in Small Claims Court, if you want to retain a civil litigation lawyer to act as your advocate, you should contact The Law Society of Upper Canada's lawyer referral service (XXX-XXX-XXXX) and you will be provided with the names of civil litigation lawyers who can act on your behalf.
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