Ontario banned door-to-door sales in 2018. Still, problems are arising with rental contractors with furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, air filters and thermostats.
Public and Business Service Delivery Minister Todd McCarthy said in a news release on Oct. 19, “Our government will not allow bad people to take advantage of the financial benefits of hard-working Ontarians.”
Kara Santoki said when she bought her dream home last February, she didn’t know there was a $17,000 buyout for the rental water heater and air conditioner. This means he has a lien on his house for $17,000. I was shocked to learn that there is a lien on the house I bought with ten years of savings.
CTV News Toronto spoke with Santoki again on October 19. Now he said, he has been trying to get out of the lien for the past eight months. But you can’t. I still have a lien on my house and haven’t been able to get out of it.
In 2022, the province said there were 38,000 Notices of Security Interest (NOSI) on Ontario homes, known as liens.
The province has reserved the next 45 days for consultation regarding the complaint. In order to stop harmful and inappropriate use of liens.
“We have heard the complaints,” McCarthy said. We have heard all the horror stories. We are working on this. We have heard some horrific stories of abuse going on in the name of Lien and its abuse across the province.