A Coquitlam landlord must pay a former prospective tenant $2,000 after rejecting her because of her depression.
The BC Human Rights Tribunal has ruled depression was at least a factor in landlord Nattanya Andersen’s decision not to rent Caroline Flak a suite in her home.
Flak claimed she was looking for a place without smart meters or Wi-Fi, because she believed they kept her up at night.
Andersen agreed to rent to Flak, but appeared to have a change of heart after being asked to sign disability forms.
The next day, Flak was told the home was no longer available, but it had actually been rented to someone else.
Andersen didn’t file a response to the allegations, so a decision was made without her side of the story.