Another Winnipeg couple is speaking out about shoddy conditions at a rooming house that is owned by a couple already accused of poorly maintaining rental properties in the inner city.
Anny Ellis and Randy Hill say they pay Kulijinder and Navdeep Randhawa nearly $800 a month to live in the rooming house on Spence Street.
There are six other tenants in the house, Hill and Ellis said, adding that they're stumped as to why they're forced to live in such a run-down place.
Hill and Ellis showed CBC News around the house on Friday, pointing to grafitti on the outside, doors that have been kicked in by gang members, and no storm windows or doors.
The only heat the couple has comes from a space heater, and they have to put their food — including raw meat — by an open window to keep it cold.
Ellis and Hill said they fear the door might freeze shut and they might not be able to get out of the house if there's ever an emergency.
Furthermore, a fire started in the only oven in the house more than six months ago, and it has yet to be replaced.
Kulijinder and Navdeep Randhawa own at least 40 rental properties in Winnipeg's inner city.
The Randhawas have refused to comment on the complaints to date.
Hill said he complained to Manitoba's Residential Tenancies Branch, which sent an inspector to the house and determined that Randhawas should fix it.
A provincial government official told CBC News that someone did advise the Randhawas to complete the renovations, but no one has gone back to see if that work was done.
A government spokesperson said officials could not reach Hill, but they have since promised to send an inspector to the Spence Street house as soon as possible.