We rented a property from Kevin Cheale who ended up being a very unprofessional property manager.
We found black mold in one of the bathroom. Upon the renovation of the bathroom, the trades people left dangerous materials in the house and in the carport which created an uncomfortable and unsafe living condition, not only for us but most importantly our children. After a month of dealing with the mess, I made a formal complaint to Kevin about this, he did nothing to rectify the situation.
I would leave a key outside the house every time a trades person would request, except for 2 weekends I was out of town. I did not feel comfortable about leaving a key unattended while I was away for that period. I was treated poorly when I would not leave the key on those weekends and was called "a difficult person to deal with". [continued below]....
..... I caught one of his trades people in an area of the house that he had no reason to be in, this made me feel very uneasy. I did not bring this up to Kevin for I did not want to be called names and accused of being difficult. He made it very uncomfortable for me to to come to him about anything.
For 2 months, wood with exposed nails, piles of fiber glass filled insulation and high unstable stacks of wood and cardboard were left in the carport.
With the amount of rent we were paying, $1600 plus utilities and the uncomfortable and unsafe living conditions, we decided we could no longer live there. I gave notice on Oct 1 that we would be out by the 15th and we were refusing to pay the rent for October because of the living condition of the last 2 month. I told Kevin I would like him to keep the $800 deposit which was more than enough to cover what need be. This was unexceptionable to Kevin and he proceeded to threaten and call me names. He told me he was calling the cops and would have everything I owned confiscate he also said he was calling the ministry, which I'm not sure why he would threaten that, I was not on social services. He acted in a VERY unprofessional manner, calling me a nightmare tenant, I was a dead beat. When I asked him to stop threatening me he told me " he was just doing his job". In reality he's mentally unstable and should really check himself and represent is company and industry a little bit better.
Because of the treats and unprofessional act from Kevin, I realized what type of person I was dealing with so I packed up and left late evening on Oct 1, leaving the premisses as clean and damage free, as I possibly could, with in the time frame I had and under these threatening conditions.
Up to that point we left, the bathroom was still not complete and nor was the discarded reno material cleaned up, inside or out.
I have saved all the threatening text messages and have numerous pictures of the state of the property we were living in. I will be forwarding them to who ever is in charge at Coldwell Banker. I will also be forwarding to Coldwell Banker, the info on Ripoff Report about the poor couple in the United States he stole from.
Kevin Cheale should be ashamed of himself for stealing other peoples money, and he should be ashamed of how unprofessional his behavior while representing property managers.
I hope this exposed him and how he behave in his industry and prevents him from doing this to others.