I'm the guy that which does Love and Capes.
No, violence isn’t the answer, he can investigate and report him to the IRS instead.
Ooohhh. A new Arch-Nemesis appears!
Getting him severely fined and/or thrown in jail would not solve the rent problem. If he loses the building, all tenants get evicted when their contracts no longer apply. If he gets a survivable fine, then he has to make it up somehow, and… oh, rent is where he gets his money. Either way, quite self-defeating.
@Jack Smith Ironically, the rent probably went up again because of the woman upstairs moving out.
“I know violence isn’t the answer; I got it wrong on purpose!”
Do they not have laws restricting how much a landlord can raise rent by in their country? O.o
In Ontario, Canada, the law is:
Rent can be raised by an amount equal to the previous years inflation, plus an additional 3% IF the tenant consents to it (not sure why we would). This cannot be applied retroactively (as in, increase the rent by multiple years’ inflation rates at one time). All changes in rent must be notified to the tenant in writing three months prior to any billing.
When I showed my landlady the documentation for these restrictions (and pointed out that it worked out to about a $5 increase) she decided it wasn’t worth the effort. My rent hasn’t changed in 6 years. ^_-
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