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Old 09-10-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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I know a young woman on welfare with two kids and three cats and she found a new place within a week in Cote St Luc. I can't imagine being refused 200 times, unless you're shopping around in Westmount on the hill, where rents start at about 5 grand a month, if not more.
Seriously, do you enjoy being an ass??? You and like many others with this same Troglodyte attitude makes me sick to my stomach. I went on this site looking for help, and you've called me a liar, insulted me, been very unwelcoming. This type of **** doesn't happen anywhere else in Canada, only here, and you're a perfect example of a troglodyte: ignorant and precocious.

To everyone else...


Wow, I had no idea the conversation was going on. Wow, I've been busy trying to resolve this. I was able to get in touch with the owner finally. It turns out that ALL of my complaints by the previous tenant were ignored by the landlady. The landlady did nothing... She's extremely racist...

Of course, I have read the comments, good and bad, but here's some info to shed some light on the moving dilemma.

1. Majority of places I've searched and contacted refuse to put me on the lease, especially looking for accommodations with roommates. That was at least 85% of my searches.
I've been through that before. Under the law even Quebec, if you're name is not on the lease, you have no rights to anything. Meaning the tenant you're renting from can throw you out with or within prejudice. I speak from personal experience. I moved in with people (strangers and friends), made rental contracts with the tenant (but not the landlord) and been evicted after paying rent. Went to the rental board and was told there was nothing I could to get my money back... This situation happened outside of the province. I was working as a line cook and living with a close friend for over 6 months. Going on my 7 month, I was short only $50 dollars from my rent. I've never been late before with rent, never had and that was my time ever. I paid rent and told my roommate that I will get paid in two days and will pay the additional. My hours were cut at work. My roommate, she didn't care. I was starting to work my second job to pay for additional money. That didn't stop her from getting me evicted from the apartment. I showed the contract between myself and my former friend, plus proof of payment. Didn't matter, The locks were changed, I was kicked out of the apartment and she stolen half of my belongings. I went to the rental board in Toronto, and was told that I could take her to small claims, however, since my name isn't on the lease the courts can rule against me because of the landlord*** I was able to get my money back, but it took over 6 months of fighting with the rental board and small claims court**** Never again will I ever put myself in that predicament.

A lot of people don't know about this and think, "Yeah, I found a cheap place, seems like a nice roommate and only for $350 a month, sweet! Now I'm saving money..." If you're name isn't on the lease, or the potential roommate won't let you put your name on the lease, don't move in, you're looking for trouble.

2. Age restrictions. A lot of places I wanted to rent, and had the money, but when they found out my age, I was told no. That's about 10%.

3. School, funding, travel and time lapse. I found some amazing places in Pierrefond, Laval, West Island, South shore (an hour away from Brossard), without a car and I'm usually at school till 1am, good luck with me trying getting home. I've been stuck once on the West Island before. And with travel, although I'm a student, I am over the age of 25, meaning, I pay adult fees. If I move, I must pay double the cost. Remaining 10%.

****Oh, and about your Westmount comment, I had found a place on Claremount for $450, and had agreed to move in. Thank goodness I didn't give up my place, why? The tenant who promised me her place went back on her agreement. Not only did I lose the new room, but, I would have lost my place also.****

4. Limited budget and time. The times I've tried to move, didn't have enough money to pay movers. And when I did have the money, couldn't find a place. And relying on friends to help hasn't been to great. Bought a couch from Salvation Army, was suppose to have a friend help and he cancelled. Luckily the staff was able to help.

5. Out of province student. A mother with 2 kids gets MORE MONEY than OSAP... Remember, a Quebec warfare recipient gets baby bonuses monthly plus warfare check... I get $545 a month and that has to divided between rent, food, and necessities...I don't have children, so I don't get special treatment. My rent just went up. I eat one meal a day, wash my clothes by hand (happy for the NDG food depots) and I walk everywhere if I need to travel. My rent and my basic $15 cell plan (No smartphone or internet) is all I can afford. I had to learn to suck it up, and deal with being poor. I can't even to buy a drink, have to decide food or alcohol, I prefer food.

6. Language barrier. I found a good 35 places on the east end on Kijiji and Craigslist, and I was interested. Call up, and been told on the phone, prefer to have French roommates. I've tried negotiating, and was still told no...

So, well, I'm done with this thread, and this site. Good luck to all of you!
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Seriously, do you enjoy being an ass??? You and like many others with this same
Troglodyte attitude makes me sick to my stomach. I went on this site looking for
help, and you've called me a liar, insulted me, been very unwelcoming.
This type of **** doesn't happen anywhere else in Canada, only here, and you're
a perfect example of a troglodyte: ignorant and precocious.
You did lie. You said you were fired by the French Language Police.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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2. Age restrictions. A lot of places I wanted to rent, and had the money, but
when they found out my age, I was told no. That's about 10%
.

3. School,
funding, travel and time lapse. I found some amazing places in Pierrefond,
Laval, West Island, South shore (an hour away from Brossard), without a car and
I'm usually at school till 1am, good luck with me trying getting home. I've been
stuck once on the West Island before. And with travel, although I'm a student, I
am over the age of 25, meaning, I pay adult fees. If I move, I must pay double
the cost. Remaining 10%.
Landlords won't rent to you because you're over 25?
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You did lie. You said you were fired by the French Language Police.
@weltschmerz
this is an online talk board , some say the truth some lie , there is no control on that.
the thing is if you think you can help do it , if you think that she is laying just let it go , your online agressivity should be under control. this is not a court of justice or a police interrogation so trying to prove that somebody is liar is just useless.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Canada
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@lina_mae
age restriction on rentals is just illegal . i think the refusal you are getting are more due to your financial situation than anything else.
you can rent a room and having your name listed in case of a shared house , a friend of mine rent a room in a house in Angrignon and each tenant receive a receip on their name and all of them are registered with the housing board even if there is no lease cause it's based on a month to month .
i think you have to review the way you search for a place .
i have been renting places for over 10 years i have never be denied based on age or anything else , but i have a steady job and good credit . and i never beg for place i just fill the form and not too mush blalalala.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Seriously, weltschmerz, why are you putting words in my mouth when I never said those things?

Did I say landlord refused me??? NO! Tenants looking for roommates, they’re the ones with age restrictions… Ever go on Kijiji or Craigslist and see Female only, or Men only??? Yes, so why are you being a dick?

And second, the French Language police DOES EXIST! Remember "Pasta Gate?"

An anonymous caller called the Office Québécois de la Langue Française because an Italian restaurant had the word “Pasta” on their menu. The OQLF wanted to fine the restaurant because on the word pasta….
They do exist. And I was fired by them. Here’s their website,
Office québécois de la langue française - Page d'accueil

Here, since you are an idiot, and need more explanation, I’ll explain, you Troglodyte.

The day the incident happened, a French woman came up to my register to cash out. I was very friendly to her, and did the best I could to accommodate with my basis French, that wasn’t enough for the woman. She started swearing at me in French, calling me “a English ****** *****, I’m going to get you fired. You don’t belong here.”
Another woman who was standing in my line got in on the argument. She turned to me and said, “do you know what this woman is saying to you?” And she walked up and told the woman her speaking to me in this way is not acceptable, that I am trying my best. The woman was a separatist. I repeatedly apologised for my lack of French, but I still I continued speak to her in French. I told her I’m learning French in school, please forgive me. That hasn’t enough to stop the French woman from shouting at me.
I called my supervisor to the front and he couldn’t calm her down. He had to escort her out of the store because of all the racial slurs and death threats I was getting from her.
As the woman was being escorted, she shouted to me in French and then in perfect English, “I am going to get you fired. By tomorrow, you won’t be working here.”
I was so upset, but I continued to work and apologized to everyone who witnessed the situation.
I spoke to my manager and he told me not to worry, everything will be ok.
Well, it wasn’t.
The woman complained to the QLF and demanded that I be fired. The QLF called my work and spoke to the general manager. The general manager explained that I am learning French and I was their best employee. At the store, I won employee of the month three times in my 7 months on the job. The customers loved me, and I was always getting recommendations from customers and staff; but that wasn’t enough.
The QLF fined the store, but made a deal with the owner. If the store fires me, the fine will be reduced, so the store complied with the QLF.
I was fired, not by the store, but by the QLF. I was supposed to be fired in the morning of my shift, but the manager gave me 7 additional hours to help me. My 4% was taken away from me. I don’t know the actual number of the fine, but it was high. I called the Quebec Labour Board, and tried to make a complaint about the refusal to pay my 4%, the agent knew who I was before I gave him, his name was Eric, my personal info.

The QLF sent the report to the Labour board. There was nothing I could do.
However, the store was kind to me; they allowed me to keep my discount card till the end of the year as a way to help me out.
A couple months later, I ran into my manager, the one who fired me and I asked him why was I fired. He told me that the store couldn’t afford to pay the fine. So, they had no choice.

Seriously, weltschmerz, you're a troll. From the moment I came on here you’ve been picking fights with me for no apparent reason.
I came on here looking for help with my situation… Now, all I want to do is remove the post and forget I ever came here.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Dont take it so seriously/personally lina_mae we've all had those topics that just didnt go the right way right from the start, this is one of them.
Best suggestion i can give is go to that place in the university that addresses students looking for apartments or room mates hook up with a room mate or another room, leave the place you are now residing.
You must be getting close to the end of your studies, will you be staying in Montreal?, .

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Old 09-11-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Wow! All I did was question the veracity of your story. I never called you names, not once. You, in turn, have called me an idiot, ignorant, an ass, a troglodyte, precocious, a dick, a troll who makes you sick to your stomach. Very nice.
Perhaps all your troubles stem from your personality. Just a guess.

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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Wow! All I did was question the veracity of your story. I never called you names, not once. You, in turn, have called me an idiot, ignorant, an ass, a troglodyte, precocious, a dick, a troll who makes you sick to your stomach. Very nice.
Perhaps all your troubles stem from your personality. Just a guess.
You're first message you left you called me a liar and a troll. I asked you nicely, "please stop," not once but several times and you continued calling me a liar for now three days. It's not my personality that's the problem, it's coming on this forum, looking for solutions to my rental problem and dealing with creeps like you.

Put yourself in my situation: You're desperately looking for answers and the first replied you get is "You're a Liar and a Troll." You explain that this is not a hoax, and still get bombarded with "Liar and Troll." Still hoping for some positivity from your thread. When you response, the person still continues belittle you and disgustingly enjoys taking pleasure in other people's misery. You try to block the person, but seeing you're never been on one of these forum sites before, you try your best to defend yourself because that one person won't stop being rude.

Weltschmerz, I'm asking you, if you don't have anything positive to write on here, could you go? Enough is enough....
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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You're first message you left you called me a liar and a troll. I asked you nicely, "please stop," not once but several times and you continued calling me a liar for now three days. It's not my personality that's the problem, it's coming on this forum, looking for solutions to my rental problem and dealing with creeps like you.

Put yourself in my situation: You're desperately looking for answers and the first replied you get is "You're a Liar and a Troll." You explain that this is not a hoax, and still get bombarded with "Liar and Troll." Still hoping for some positivity from your thread. When you response, the person still continues belittle you and disgustingly enjoys taking pleasure in other people's misery. You try to block the person, but seeing you're never been on one of these forum sites before, you try your best to defend yourself because that one person won't stop being rude.

Weltschmerz, I'm asking you, if you don't have anything positive to write on here, could you go? Enough is enough....
I didn't call you a liar, I said I didn't believe you, and here's why. You said the OLF fired you, and that's impossible. Pharmaprix fired you. Everything you said become suspect after that, including the false information you were giving to new people looking to move here on another thread.
I see a lot of subsequent histrionics and vicious name-calling from you after that. Perhaps you should read the rules here, as that kind of personal and inflammatory name-calling is not allowed. I'm surprised you haven't been banned yet.
(Oh, and now you can add "creep" to the very long list of personal invectives.)
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