Marianne Lefebvre Campbell, this Rimouski tenant who sparked an uproar last week by denouncing the removal of the stairs giving access to her accommodation, received a formal notice from her landlord asking her to withdraw her comments.
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The owner of the Tessier street triplex, Régis Roussel, also sent a formal notice to the Rimouski-Neigette Housing Committee.
The man claims in particular, in the document of which TVA obtained a copy, that Mrs. Lefebvre Campbell “immediately cease her campaign of denigration against Mr. Roussel”. He also asks him “to withdraw all inappropriate remarks [qu’elle a fait] circulate in the media and [se] retract publicly without further notice or delay ”.
“We are now awaiting a response from Ms. Lefebvre Campbell. If it is necessary, we will go to court, ”explained Mr. Roussel’s lawyer, Me Pierre Lévesque.
The main interested party does not however intend to back down. Joined by phone, Ms. Lefebvre Campbell indicated that she would not withdraw her publication from social networks since she does not consider it to be false.
The tenant revealed last week that her landlord had removed the stairs and dismantled part of the solarium in her home. According to her, he would seek to force her to leave her home in order to do some work.
Remember that according to the Administrative Court of Housing, an owner must give the tenant a notice ten days before the start of the work. However, in this situation, a notice was issued and signed by the tenant and the owner on the day the work have started.
Mr. Roussel’s lawyer, Me Pierre Lévesque, has also confirmed that his client did not send a written notice ten days before the start of the work.