I didn't mention the engine because I fail to see how it is relevant. My landlord didn't even see the engine. Her issue was with the chassis. The engine is a hunk of cast iron and aluminum. Do the internals have traces of oil? Probably, but I have gallon jugs of cooking oil in my cupboard. Again, I fail to see how any of that is relevant. I cook only with cast iron. I have several cast iron pots and pans. Should I remove them from my apartment as well due to the combination of iron and oil? Or do these things need to be in the shape of an engine?Ok going back and seeing that you NOW state, that there is also a motor in the unit. THAT would have been a pertinent piece of info, to include in your original post, not to mention, that there was also a gas can present. You "CLAIM" that there is no oil or gas in the engine. Has it ever been a running motor, or is it a brand new unit, if it has been run, unless it was completely torn apart, and everything wiped down, then there IS some residual oil in it.
The LTB, as would most, view this as a vehicle, albeit in some form of disassembly. The board would no doubt agree, that at any point, you could easily reassemble it, within your unit.
The LTB is also, VERY likely to rule against you, deeming having a vehicle, (both required major parts, rolling chassis, and a motor), represents a danger, to the other tenants, and also place the land lord with an unacceptable level of liability, if something were to happen.
IF I reassemble the entire bike, that might be a different story. But I still don't see how it is UNLESS I fill it with oil and fuel, and it becomes a danger, or very likely to be dangerous. I have a stereo system capable of being very loud. Do I need to remove it because I CAN turn it all the way up, interfering with the enjoyment of my neighbors? It is only a problem WHEN and IF it violates a regulation as outlined in The Residential & Tenancies Act.
I fail to see the problem unless any item being stored in my apartment causes damage, is very likely to cause damage, or poses a significant danger to anyone in the rental complex, or interferes with the reasonable enjoyment or rights of the landlord or other tenants. Neither my landlord nor anyone in this thread has shown that having these parts in my apartment do any of these things.
We're talking about a legal matter, and legal matters are not informed by your opinion. I am not saying that you are wrong, only that you failed to show how your opinion is valid in terms of laws and regulations as it relates to this issue.Unfortunately not. It's my opinion and therefore valid. I did mention "to each their own", if you want to store vehicles in the house that really is your business.
The law, as I understand it, generally states the tenant cannot use the rental unit or the residential complex in a manner that is inconsistent with use as a residential premises and that has caused or can be expected to cause significant damage. This second part is the key. As previously stated, I have had a professional engineer confirm that any suitable dwelling unit must easily be able to withstand the weight of 300 lbs. indefinitely. Of course, building codes go far beyond this. The engineer is willing to provide his expert opinion. As mention above, yes, these item will most likely remain in place, but structural building code does not require that weights of 300 lbs. be moved from time to time. For example, most kitchen appliances, which are often side-by-side, weigh far more than 300 lbs. collectively. It is not a requirement that these be regularly shifted and moved to prevent structural collapse. Once again, after the removal of the small jerry can of fuel (which I didn't realize had fuel in it), there is no oil, gas or combustibles associated with these motorcycle parts. Therefore, I fail to see how it can be shown that having these parts stored in my apartment "have or can be expected to cause significant damage". This, in my opinion as informed by my understanding of the law, is what must be demonstrated and proven.The lease won't say anything about storing parts.
The lease won't say anything about herding bearded yaks in the third bedroom, but I don't think that would be allowed either.
When you rent a residence you are allowed regular/usual usage (I'm sure there is a Latin legal term for that but I don't speak Latin).
Storing vehicles in a residence is not regular or usual.
If there was a garage, and the vehicle was in the garage, this would all be different, not necessarily "ALLOWED" but different.
See above.Which law is that?
I'm not saying that I am right, and I am open to having my mind changed. Unfortunately, I have failed to hear any sort of reasonable argument against my position. Like my landlord, I have only heard people react viscerally, making statement such as "vehicles are not meant to be kept in apartments", or "you shouldn't be using your apartment as a garage". To me, these are merely statements - opinions not backed up by any reasonable or rational argument. Like I said, I could be wrong, but, in order to change my mind, I need to be presented with a reasonable argument. If I am correct, this also doesn't necessarily mean that I will win this case if it does go to the Landlord & Tenant Board. These institutions are run by people, and people are often irrational, regardless of their position in society.