Despite court order, landlords still trying to reclaim luxury homes turned into illegal rooming houses | CBC News

Despite court order, landlords still trying to reclaim luxury homes turned into illegal rooming houses | CBC News
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A few Toronto-area landlords are still trying to reclaim their luxury homes after an Ontario Superior Court judge voided their leases two months ago, and ordered their mutual tenant to shut down the illegal rooming houses he created at a dozen properties.

The landlords say the illegal rooming houses have caused up to $1 million in damage across their 12 properties in Richmond Hill, Markham, and Thornhill, Ont. 

In September, Justice Mark Edwards ordered their tenant, Arif Adnan Syed, to turn the houses back into single-family residences after determining that Syed had leased the properties based on “fraudulent misrepresentations.” 

But despite the judge’s order, Syed took another month’s rent from some rooming house occupants and almost 80 people still lived in the 12 houses at…



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