Summaries of settled cases
Settled case summary #23
Caretaker reveals that tenant’s cheque has bounced
A tenant complained that the caretaker of his apartment building told the other tenants in the building that his rent cheque had bounced. After raising the matter with the building management firm, he remained concerned that the issue was not taken seriously.
The caretaker and his wife denied discussing the matter with any of the other tenants. However, another tenant confirmed that the caretaker’s wife had told her that the complainant’s cheque had bounced. She also reported that the caretaker’s wife had disclosed other information to her, such as the amount of other tenants’ rent and when their rent was to be increased.
The Office and the complainant agreed that the matter should be considered settled.