A landlady in a Winnipeg suburb says she’s suing her former landlord for not paying a $200 safety deposit on her property.
The lawsuit alleges the tenant has been evicted twice in the past three years, and was recently evicted again because she did not have a safety deposit.The landlaid property is on the northwest side of Winnipeg, about 35 kilometres northwest of the city.
It’s not clear how many residents live there, but the landlaying tenants claim the landlord doesn’t pay the required $200 deposit.
The property is owned by the Denman Estate Park, which owns the property and manages it for the City of Winnipeg.”I was evicted from my home because I did not pay the security deposit, so I have no insurance,” the woman told CBC News.
“I think the landlord is trying to force me to go through this and I’m not going to do it, so it’s very upsetting.”The lawsuit says the tenant was evaded by the landlord in March 2016 after he was notified by the city’s landlord assessment agency that she owed the required security deposit.
The tenant claims she was not told this until later in the year.
In the lawsuit, the tenant is seeking damages, including unpaid rent, and is seeking a hearing before the Manitoba Human Rights Tribunal.If you or someone you know needs help, call the Crisis Line at 204-788-1222 or go to help.bc.ca/treaties