Please help me sue someone's ass.
July 8, 2014 4:08 PM Subscribe
I'm beginning to fill out the paperwork to initiate Ontario Small Claims Court proceedings against my former tenant, and I have some questions.
posted by orange swan to Law & Government (6 answers total)
- I am expected to provide an address for my former tenant. I have no contact information for him and haven't heard from him since January 2014. How do I get an address? I do have his SIN number and believe that he might either be presently in jail or fresh out of jail.
- I want to sue my tenant for rental arrears as well as for the labour and expense involved cleaning, painting, and repairing the apartment he was occupying as he left it in an extremely filthy, damaged condition. I have receipts for the supplies I had to by and I have pictures of the apartment as it was when he moved in, as it was when he left, and as it is now that I have cleaned it up. How do I set a value on my time and effort? Cleaning up the mess he left was an utterly disgusting and even dangerous job as there was a lot of garbage left lying about, which included things like used hypodermic needles, broken glass, and tin can lids. I got cuts on my hands and headaches and aggravated allergies from the work. I think $20 an hour is reasonable compensation for such work. Would I have to justify this amount by proving that a cleaning service or painting company would have charged that much?