My husband and I purchased our home in Shallow Lake, Ontario in 1992. In 2012 due to economic hard times we chose to go to Fort Nelson BC for work.
We chose to rent out our home. We thought we had chosen wisely with a couple in their 50’s that seemed responsible. For the first 4 years it was good. Rent was often slow but we received it.
We did not receive rent for December of 2016 nor January or February of 2017. We were unsure what to do. We sent out a couple of N4 to encourage them to move out. It is hard to deal with this, when you are 4 provinces away.
We were home on the Bruce Peninsula for my mother’s funeral and saw a sign for Landlord Legal to evict bad renters. We called the number on the billboard; it was the best move we made.
April was invaluable in helping us through this difficult time.
April walked us through the process and made it easy. She answered our questions, no matter how trivial, sometimes the time change could be challenging.
It took 7 months but we now have our home back thanks to April and Landlord Legal.H.G. & R.G
April Stewart, she is smart, knowledgeable, professional, assertive, articulate and most importantly she does her job with passion. If you are a landlord who is trapped with a bad tenant, she is the one you need.
Our tenants were surely from hell and they made sure that for five years we lived through hell. We tried working things out with them thinking they were reasonable and human with no success. We gave up and lived through it for five years!
The postdated cheques never worked at all so they paid whatever they felt like and when they felt like by placing cash or money order under our door mat. We requested they stop coming to our home but they did not listen. They told lies and almost every month there was always something that made them delay payment and not able to pay rent in full. They faked their own sickness and hospitalization, and death or hospitalization of family members. They even lied saying their younger son died of anaphylactic shock from eating peanut at the local school. They gave the details of the funeral home and the church service for the burial of their son that never happened!
The amount of rent owed slowly accumulated and towards the end of last year they owed over $10,000 in rent. Of course once we took them to the Board, they stopped paying altogether and it took almost six months to evict them from the house.
The lies continued even after we took them to the Board. They missed the hearing stating they were hospitalized and had liver transplant surgery! When we finally got the eviction Order, they went and stayed the Order with a doctor’s note indicating they had a major kidney surgery and was ordered to stay bed ridden for 10 days.
By this time Ms. Stewart was very familiar with the lies. She quickly contacted the doctor who confirmed in writing that the note was not written by her and that she had not seen this individual since 2013! This was the case saver!
It pains our hearts knowing that this tenant can get away with all this in a civilized society and is out there on to the next unsuspecting, hard working Canadian citizen who is just trying their best to build this nation.
Thank you April. We could not have done it without your help! Keep on the good work and continue to help others.C.O. and T.O.
Hi April…Regarding the matter of Defamatory Libel Currently Being Published:
To whom it may concern, we have had the pleasure of working with April Stewart for all of our landlord/tenant needs and she has always been such a professional, and always gave us professional advice in all matters regarding any issues we had with disgruntled tenants, she even provided an amazing service for us in court representing our client where a tenant would not leave the premises when given proper notice and therefore the Sheriff was involved, April handled this with maturity, calmness and professionalism. We always referred April to other landlords for their landlord/tenant issues without hesitation. To whomever is causing this grief, shame on them! April Stewart is an upstanding professional legal adviser to many!!Regards, R. C.
To anyone interested in the services of Landlord legal –
I could have never imagined how hard it is to evict someone until I was faced with having to do it myself. It wasn’t until I started the process that I realized that it is impossible to do on your own without proper legal counsel. There are so many “t’s” and “i’s” that need to be crossed and dotted and if you miss one, you could lose a lot of time and money. That is when I contacted Landlord Legal.
The best part about April Stewart and her team at Landlord Legal is that they’re specialists. Evicting “bad” tenants for “good” landlords is all they do! I could have NEVER evicted my bad tenant on my own. He was a professional con who played the legal system with expertise. But what my bad tenant didn’t know was that April is more diligent and a lot smarter than he was. April’s a hard working, super persistent woman who is at the top of what she does and gets the job done, period.
I hope I never have to use April’s services again but should I ever need to, you better believe that the only person I will call before anyone else is “The Terminator!”Nick S.
Dear April, I just wanted to thank you once again for your kindness, your determination and hard work in getting this person out of my house. You have been the light at the end of the tunnel through this whole ordeal. When I felt there was no hope, you helped me. Your professionalism, patience and wisdom really paid off. I am a lucky person and very grateful to you. I will proudly tell everyone and anyone I come across with landlord and tenant issues about you. You have truly been a GOD SEND. Job well done, in record time as well. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!J. Jahnke, Alliston
Attention Barrie Landlords! She calls herself “The Terminator” – but I prefer to think of April Stewart as an ANGEL. I was one of those landlords who went along with fairly good tenants for years and never needed legal help. UNTIL this year! Absolutely everything at my rental house went wrong. The tenant was a squatter for 6 months along with his 3 buddies. I was so frustrated at not being able to contact them as they took down the doorbell, stopped the phone, did not answer doors or letters. This went on monthly and my house was more trashed each time I went. I DID NOT KNOW WHO TO TURN TO OR WHAT TO DO. A realtor friend gave me the name of LANDLORD LEGAL – APRIL STEWART. I cannot express the relief I felt after our first meeting. She was sweet yet had that toughness needed to get this tenant evicted legally and quickly. The great thing was she completely took over and I did not have to get all anxious going there and seeing this angry, destructive man. I did not have to call the police anymore. April knew all the proper forms to fill out (and there are many). She personally delivered the forms AND arranged and went to court for me and with me. She was very supportive and seemed to really empathize with my fears. I am a Registered Nurse and was trying to pay my mortgage on the house and a rent-to-work in Toronto. I saw money just dwindling and these people enjoying my house for nothing and completely destroying it in the process. April got him out for me. I could never have done it on my own. She was an ANGEL. It is sad people are like this. For a slight fee April saved me thousands of dollars – but most importantly was there for my many questions and was a terrific support emotionally as well. If you are having tenant troubles I would highly recommend LANDLORD LEGAL. CONTACT HER TODAY and actually sleep tonight! Thank You So Much April!J. McLean
I first was introduced to April Stewart of Landlord Legal while awaiting my first hearing. At that time I did not have representation and was wondering if it was necessary. I was in a room full of tenants, landlords and lawyers and one by one I watched the cases go before the board member and for the most part was not impressed. I found many of the lawyers were not prepared, had the wrong financial numbers and their papers were scattered … and then there was April. April was with her clients waiting like myself and trying to calm her clients, who were clearly worried. I watched as she presented the case and was impressed. My case had been dismissed but I had received word that another case would be filed and my previous tenant was asking for a significant amount of money. Before leaving the court room I introduced myself to April and asked for her business card, just in case. Sure enough, my previous tenant filed her case and was asking for over $4000.00 in compensation. Floored, I called April to discuss how to proceed. April was very knowledgeable and within 10 minutes of our first meeting I knew I had made the right decision in contacting her. The case went to trial and when it was all said and done, the tenant received less than 20% of what she was asking for. I credit my success with the case to April; she is a pleasure to work with and was always professional.Rachel Graham, A.Sc.T.
April is effective! We have used her twice and she always gets delinquent tenants out expeditiously.Robert Orland
Dear Ms. Stewart, thank you so much for sending me such an “insightful” and straight-forward email. You have been very helpful the whole way through! And I truly do admire your thoroughness and dedication to your “craft!” In my opinion you are not only good at what you do, but you’re a credit to the entire human race!!! And I want you to know that I mean that from the bottom of my heart!!! Have a lovely holiday season my dear, and it’s been a pleasure to work with you! Thanks again!!!
Dearest April – Craig and I just wanted to thank you for your valuable guidance during our difficult time evicting our tenant in Mattawa, Ontario. In 20 years of renting, we had never had to use the judicial system for any tenant but this one was so bad, we wanted to make sure we did it right the first time. You filled in all of the complicated and sometimes confusing paperwork, and made sure we filed it on time and in the right sequence. You also answered a great deal of questions from us. You were always there for us either in person or by phone with a kind word of encouragement. There were many times I called you because I knew I would not sleep without getting a new question answered and your prompt reply always clarified the situation and I was able to rest easy. The day in court in North Bay came and we saw a lot of people’s trials take place before ours and we knew we had been wise to hire you as some of those landlords lost their cases on lack of evidence or technicalities. Our turn came and we won on damages, that you had so carefully guided us to document properly. In addition, you had given us pointers for the day in court which helped a great deal to relax us before the trial, as we kind of knew what to look for and what to expect from the judge, the witnesses and the tenant. In closing, I want to let your prospective clients know that every penny it cost us to get that tenant evicted was well worth it. We were able to not only get him out, but get him to clean up most of his mess as well! We would not hesitate to recommend you, and would use your services again should we ever need them.
GOD bless you and keep you safe,
I had the good fortune of meeting “The Terminator” this spring when we started having trouble with tenants. She rescued us on several occasions and we quickly became friends. We entered the world of landlords in 2006. Our troubles started early on. I called her on the last Sunday of the March Break and she called me back immediately. April was always there on a dime when I needed her. She took care of many problems and she quickly made them go away. The services she offers, and her personality to boot, she should be called Wonder Woman. She always made me feel like my issues were important and she dealt with them promptly. Now, add her awesome personality and her wicked sense of humour and you’re not only fixing tenant problems, but laughing to kill yourself along the way! Her professionalism is to be envied. She can show up at a tenant’s apartment in a ball cap and sweats one day, and then another day show up in court with her briefcase and suit! She has taught us a lot. One thing we learned is that we are not meant to be landlords and have since sold the building, again, with her help. There are no lengths to the distance she will go for her clients. I always felt like I wasn’t compensating her enough for all the hard work she did for us. She certainly went the extra miles! If it wasn’t for her, we could have lost a lot and paid far more than we did.
Hire her, you will benefit greatly.
April – Words alone cannot express how happy we are with how things turned out in the end with our tenant who would not leave. He made our life miserable once we asked him to leave unless he was willing to follow the terms of the lease. You stepped in to help us and to have him deal directly with you on all issues which made our life so much better…You were quick to respond to our needs and our calls when the tenant was still acting out after you advised him not to speak to us. You went far beyond what we asked you to do or paid you for and that alone told me how important your work is to you. I wish you much success…
All the best in the New Year.
Dear April – We are very pleased with the professional service that we have received from you and your company. We appreciate the thorough, thoughtful and diligent care you extended to us in our hour of need.Rad Whitehead