December 5, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Re: Revealing the 'Peg's worst homes (July 2). I have been a landlord since 2010 in the North End. I bought two houses, both of which were restored to prime condition. Each time a tenant moved, I had to spend thousands of dollars to restore the home to a livable condition.
I recently sold one of the houses, because I had to spend about $15,000 to restore it. The tenant had called Manitoba Health to complain about the condition of the house. Manitoba Health condemned the house, doing us a huge favour.
They got rid of the tenant legally, where as a landlord, I couldn't. This house was restored and sold. I now look at stories like this with more open eyes. Is the landlord a slum landlord or is the tenant a slum tenant?
The Free Press writes stories about slum landlords all the time. Don't you think it's about time to write about the slum tenant?
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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 3, 2013 A10