Basement Apartment (Possibly) Not Up to Fire Code
My friend currently resides in a basement in Brampton. She says that that the ceiling is very low. Nobody taller than 5'6 can stretch without touching the ceiling. Nobody taller than 5'10 can shower without their head touching the ceiling. There is poor ventilation. The extractor fans don't work properly (she has complained but unfortunately they don't make the joint light/extractor fan model for her bathroom anymore). The plumbing is bad. She has her own washer and dryer set. Whenever the landlords upstairs wash or she washes the wash tub beside the washing machine overflows. The wash tub also smells like dirty sitting water whenever the landlords wash. Her lights flicker and blow more often than not.
The house is older. Appears to be around 40 plus years old. She has complained to the landlord but he says he bought the basement this way and hasnt really looked into it. She didn't think the basement was registered so she called Brampton City which they confirmed over the phone that it wasn't. However after they set an appointment they called back to say it is showing up as registered now and they can't come.
She is moving soon so they told her not to worry about the issues she's having. She wants to know if it's normal to receive a response like that from the city. Also if it would be advised to call back the city to get someone to inspect the place.
I've been in there and it just looks like it needs a serious upgrade. Plus the landlord has recently started harassing her and being extra loud upstairs after he tried to raise her rent by 10% and she let him know that it was illegal.