Meddling landlord needs to be stopped.
September 12, 2012 4:48 PM Subscribe
My new landlord (Ottawa, Ont) is being negligent/inappropriate in a few ways. This specific question is regarding their need to set up our hydro account in my roommates name for a different address even though hydro is our responsibility and she (my roommate) had already done so. That's.. not legal, right?
posted by Carlotta Bananas to law & government (8 answers total)
We were informed when signing the lease that hydro would be our responsibility. Standard, awesome, we are both adults, have lived in more than a few rental properties, are well-versed in tenant responsibilities and my roommate was already in the process of switching her already existing account from her old address. Regardless, our landlord thought she'd help us out (?) and set up a brand new hydro account, in my roommates name for (wait for it) our neighbour's address. It was only by freak chance that the first bill managed to land in our mailbox so we could call hydro to deal with it. This can't be legal. It was done using my roommates name without her consent or knowledge. What kind of action should we be taking here? This is a new level of bizarro landlording for me.