Wednesday, August 20, 2008

IRAC a waste of time...and money!!

Time to send the high priced gang at IRAC home or do we have to "appeal" that. I can't imagine how frustrated the home owners are that have to put up with this kind of crap. Here's what one person who commented to CBC had to say about this situation and how IRAC are handling it... "The Ross's aren't the only parasites that should be ashamed to show their faces in public. The organization known as IRAC should be equally embarrassed. This is yet another example of how ineffectual this group is. As a landlord I have my own experience with this group of politically appointed hacks. They made me jump through a whole series of hoops to try and evict and subsequently recover owed money from deadbeat tenants. By the time I jumped through all these hoops it gave my tenants just enough time to declare bankruptcy to avoid paying the rent they owed. I was left stuck with the unpaid rent for which I never received a nickel. Unfortunately these are common stories. When the owners finally take back possession of their house they're likely to find it trashed by scumbag tenants and they'll be on the hook for the repairs. What is even more amazing is that we have given them (IRAC) the authority to regulate fuel prices. Their track record there is just as abysmal as their tenancy record. Over the last number of years there have been countless unscheduled price increases in gas and heating oil, however since the price of crude has plummeted over the last couple of months, there has been 1 unscheduled price decrease. The last gas decrease was 1 cent per litre. What a joke these clowns are!!!" This pretty much hits the nail on the head as I see it... time to send the boys at IRAC an eviction notice..
Family fighting to wrest home from tenants
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
CBC News
An Illinois couple with a summer home on Prince Edward Island are in a battle with their winter tenants, who refuse to leave.
'At what point are we allowed to get our house back?'— Jennifer Reagan
Jennifer Reagan and her husband Brian Webster live in Illinois, and bought a summer house last year in North Rustico on P.E.I.'s North Shore, where Webster used to spend his summers. The couple want their children to have the same experience.
But so far they haven't spent time in their new home at all, and they don't know when they will.
"Our frustration is at what point are we allowed to get our house back? We haven't even had a chance to stay there overnight at this point," said Reagan.
Reagan and Webster rented their home to Janet and James Ross last winter with a lease date ending April 30. Since then the Ross and Webster families have been battling it out before the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
Order appealed
IRAC's director of residential property ordered the tenants to leave by Aug. 1, a date the owners had reluctantly agreed to, but now the tenants are appealing that order. They feel the owners don't have the right to use their summer home for a vacation.
The delay means the owners won't get to enjoy the house any time soon.
"It's just frustrating when she has our house in her possession and we're having to wait for a process to tell her that," said Reagan.
Reagan says she and 11 family members had planned to be on the Island by the end of August and to gather at her new summer home. Now they'll have to rent another place. If the Rosses lose their most recent appeal they've threatened to go to the courts. They refused to comment to CBC News on the story.

1 comment:

Mark said...

This is INSANITY. Is this an elected or appointed commission?

Kind of reminds me of the movie "Pacific Heights".

Best wishes for the Reagan's.