it's actually a legal requirement for the landlord to provide both a mailing address and direct phone contact information
emails are generally not accepted for proof in a case (claim), for notifications a landlord is required to provide in writing (ie. notice to inspect, repairs, etc)
i would go about it with a story if you need, to deflect, and potentially not getting the place;
maybe say something like your parent (mother or father maybe?), use to be a landlord, or better used to work for the landlord/tenant board, or X legal firm? ....anyways, and has been harping upon you to make absolutely certain the legally required contact info is on any papers you intend to sign, and they made a big deal about it ....your deflecting it to another person, even though is your interest
to further motivate them, wave the immediate payment, or cash deposit under thier nose, but make sure you get the info though
failing that, try looking them up in whitepages, you could likely narrow it down, if you have thier home phone#
Originally posted by Amysicle
Question: We're going to sign a lease tomorrow and the landlord seems pretty reasonable and the tenancy agreement seems to conform to the RTA. However, when I asked her for a mailing address, she was evasive about it and suggested that communicating by e-mail was fine for written notice.
I'm the kind of person who prefers to send out registered mail when dealing with landlords for milestones like ending the tenancy and stuff so this makes me feel pretty uncomfortable not being able to cover my ass.
1) Would e-mails hold up in court in place of registered mail if there was a dispute?
2) How can I go about getting a mailing address out of her without making her think that I'm going to burn her house down if things so south or that I'm going to take her to court in 2 months? (Which I wouldn't except the court thing and that's only if things went really sideways and that was the last option available.)
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