Letters to the Editor

Landlords do have the power to evict

Coun. Al Hogarth leads District of Maple Ridge staff through a property on St. Anne Avenue, which he manages. The house has been repeatedly raided by police. - Phil Melnychuk/The News
Coun. Al Hogarth leads District of Maple Ridge staff through a property on St. Anne Avenue, which he manages. The house has been repeatedly raided by police.
— image credit: Phil Melnychuk/The News

Editor, The News:

I find it totally reprehensible that Maple Ridge Coun. Al Hogarth can hide behind rhetoric that as a landlord, he cannot deal with the drug house he is responsible for on St. Anne Avenue, (The News, March 7.)

A landlord has the right to evict a tenant who is carrying on illegal activity. If the tenant refuses to leave there are other options to remove them.

This is costing taxpayers thousands of dollars in policing, fire department responses as well as municipal enforcement officers attending.

Why should taxpayers have to pay for Mr. Hogarth’s inability to do his job?

Why has Mr. Hogarth not applied for a court order to have the tenants removed?

Coun. Cheryl Ashlie’s excuse of having no reason to drive down there is no excuse.

If she initiated a move to address the situation she should have made it a priority to drive the few blocks to ensure it had been addressed.

This passing of the buck by council is totally unacceptable and needs to be stopped now.

Ruth Pare

Maple Ridge

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