In June 2010, I was renting an appt in a house and the owners sold the house. We receievd a form stating the new owner was going to be using the house for her personal. Contrary to this, she did a couple of upgrades and re-rented out the appt instead of using it for personal use. Can I sue this person ? If so, what type of damages can I go after her for?thanks
What province is this please?
this is in Toronto, Ontario
I received a form N12 along with a letter from the new owner stating it is the buyers intention to occupy the property as their principal residence
Not that we are supposed to get personal but just recently this happened to my mother, in Toronto.So, you can call the Landlord Tenant Board and you can speak to an information officer and find out first if you can bring this matter to the Board. We could but there may be some time limit and in our case the landlord was still the owner.If you can they will provide you with the correct Forms (you can get them online) and you will be able to have a hearing before the Board.You will be able to get damages that will include the cost of the move (be prepared to prove this) and the difference between the rent you are paying now and what you were paying then (if you are paying more) and so long as you can prove that the two homes are comparable.You have to prove that the new owner is not living there, of course.If they say they no longer have jurisdiction or cannot assume jurisdiction because she was never your landlord, you will then have to sue the new owner in Small Claims Court.The damages would be the same and you can self-represent. I could assist you if you need some help of course.