OT : urgent advice/ help reference check for appartment routine
urgent help : your opinion
I am looking for an appartment and landlords need reference.
Well I lived previously in 2 places: 1 for 10 years, and the other for the last 5 years. Anyway, back in summer 2008 the roof leaked heavily and the landlord promised that he would fix it which he never did so I went to city of montreal who opened a case and forced him. He started to do some work, but by some amateurs. In September, he finished the work he came to pick up his rent which I gave him and which he never cashed and went to rent board and filed a plaint against me and that he wants me out of there. Lucky me it restarted leaking so he canceled his plaint and I filed one against him asking for some money back as 1 room was not usable. Meanwhile, the city of montreal gave him several warnings and then he ended up paying a fine, but before receiving the fine he went to the rent board and filed a plaint against me saying that I did not allow his workers to go on the roof ( through the balcony ) and that this is why he can't fix it which is a lie. soon there will be a court hearing and both parties will present their cases and proofs.
Question :Can landloards call the rent board (regie du logement ) and ask about me.
Should I just put some bogus name of a friend.
what exactley do you advice me ?
I have the city of montreal inspector report which is totally in my favor, which I can give to the new landlord, but I am afraid taht he would get scared " because I am a tough cookie "
thanx in advance and sorry mods, but I am stuck in a delicate situation.