Landlord pleads guilty to withholding gas from tenant in Brampton

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A Brampton landlord was recently convicted of withholding gas from their tenant, according to an Ontario court bulletin.

The landlord, referred to in the bulletin as 2556830 Ontario Inc., owns a rental property in Brampton.

On July 10, 2019, the supply of gas to the rental unit was disconnected by Enbridge Gas Inc. due to a lack of payment by the landlord.

Gas was restored to the unit about a month later on August 8, 2019 after the landlord paid what was owed.

The accused was taken to court for withholding gas from the tenant.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, a landlord is not permitted to withhold the reasonable supply of gas if the landlord agreed to provide it under the tenancy agreement,” the statement says.

Following a guilty plea from the accused, the landlord was convicted of the charges on February 4, 2020.

Penalties included a $2500 fine and a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge ($625) as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

The penalties were handed down in Brampton by Justice Helena Cassano.

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