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Who is the landlord? Is it the condo corporation or this unit owned by an individual who is renting it out?What have you done so far, if anything, about this?
That reply is nonsensical. They are essentially making up excuses that are not logical.
I suggest you send a letter to the landlord by registered mail and tell the landlord that while you appreciate that the amenities are beyond the landlord's control you are seeking a substantial abatement in your rent rent for the months you've already lived there and going forward and if that the landlord does not agree you will apply to the landlord and tenant board for an abatement of rent because the landlord is in breach of its lease.
You can decide how much money you feel you should receive back or you can tell the landlord that they can make an offer to you.
If that doesn't work then you should proceed to the landlord and tenant board for an order that the landlord provide you with the rent abatement because the landlord has failed to comply with the terms of the lease.
Does that help as a starting point?
The listing agent is the agent for the landlord. It is the landlord that unfortunately you have to blame.
I was just thinking about our conversation and have been wondering if you have thought of any further follow-up questions for me.
The listing agent was not your agent. The listing agent was the agent for the landlord and legally the landlord is the one who is liable to you.
It is the same idea when a store does something wrong, for example. If an employee doesn't mop up a spill and you fall you sue the store and not the employee.
The landlord will have to give you back some of your rent and will have to charge lower rent until the amenities are there for you to use, as promised.