A Hamilton family with an autistic son is facing eviction from their apartment because of the boy’s noisy outbursts.
45 year old Remon Aywas says he’s received an eviction notice from the landlord at his apartment on Upper James, just north of Fennell.
The Spectator says a neighbour complained about the six year old boy’s yelling and banging.
Under Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, a landlord can issue a notice if a tenant’s conduct interferes with the “reasonable enjoyment” of other tenants.
The tenant then has a week to cease the conduct in question.
If they don’t, the matter goes to a board adjudicator for resolution which could include eviction.
Aywas says the landlord did offer to relocate his family within the building, but the new environment could disturb his son’s routine, which he’s afraid could make the situation worse.