Archive for January, 2010

West End Renters Triumph Against Landlords

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

By Jackie Wong
The West Ender
After more than a year of tenant-landlord conflict, residents of the West End’s Seafield apartment building were relieved last week to learn that the rent increases applied for by their landlords were overturned by the B.C. Supreme Court.
The January 12 judgement by Supreme Court Justice Linda Loo called the landlords’ application [...]

Judge Overturns Rent Increase in West End Building

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Darcy Wintonyk
CTVBC.ca
Gordon Nelson Investments has been ordered to refund tenants after a B.C. Supreme Court judge overturned an almost 40 per cent rent increase.
Justice Linda Loo found that a decision by the Residential Tenancy Office (RTO) to allow landlords Gordon Nelson Investments to raise rents at Seafield Apartments in April 2009 by 38 per cent [...]

Court Turns Back Rent Increases in West End Tenant Battle

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Sandra Thomas
Vancouver Courier
The Supreme Court of B.C. overturned Tuesday a controversial ruling by the Residential Tenancy Branch last year that would have allowed a West End landlord to increase rents by up to 38 per cent. Madam Justice Linda Loo call the initial ruling “patently unreasonable” and also ordered Gordon Nelson Investments to return all [...]

West End Rent Increase ‘Patently Unreasonable,’ Judge Rules

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

By Keith Fraser
The Province
Landlord ordered to refund paid increases; new hearing to be set
A judge has overturned a decision that allowed a landlord to raise rents in a Vancouver West End apartment building by up to 38 per cent.
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Linda Loo called the April 2009 ruling by the Residential Tenancy Branch to [...]

‘Unreasonable’ Rent Increase Overturned by Judge

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

JEFF HODSON
METRO VANCOUVER
A landlord has been ordered to refund tenants of a West End apartment after a B.C. Supreme Court judge overturned an almost 40 per cent rent increase.
Madam Justice Linda Loo set aside an April 2009 decision by a residential tenancy officer (RTO) that had increased rents at the Seafield Apartments by as much [...]

Tenants Win Rent Fight

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

By Nafeesa Karim
CKNW
Residents of a West End apartment building are chalking up a victory thanks to the B-C Supreme Court.
Residents of the Seafield building on Pendrell Street were fighting against rent increases of up to 40 percent.
They took their protests to the Residential Tenancy Office, which allowed the increases.
Unhappy with that decision, they appealed to [...]

Judge Overturns Rent Hikes at Seafield Apartments in West End

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

By Matthew Burrows
Georgia Straight
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has overturned rent increases of up to 38 percent for tenants at the 14-unit Seafield Apartments in Vancouver.
In her judgment, Justice Linda Loo also ordered Gordon Nelson Investments, which owns the heritage building at 1436 Pendrell Street in the West End, to return the additional rent collected [...]

BC Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Seafield Tenants in Rent Increase Dispute

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Shauna Lewis
Xtra West

HOUSING / RTO decision awarding 38 percent rent increase ‘patently unreasonable’ : Justice Loo
A year-long battle with their landlords has paid off for the tenants of one West End residential complex after the BC Supreme Court ruled Jan 13 to overturn a 38 percent rent increase imposed on tenants last spring.
The court also [...]

Judge Overturns 38 Percent Rent Hike for West End Tenants

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

By Neal Hall
Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER – A judge has overturned rent increases of up to 38 per cent for tenants of a West End building, finding the increase was “patently unreasonable.”
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Linda Loo ordered Gordon Nelson Investments, which owns the Seafield building at 1436 Pendrell Street, to return the additional rent collected since [...]

B.C. Supreme Court Overturns Gordon Nelson’s 38% Rent Increase

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Gordon Nelson Ordered to Refund Rents; Case to be Reheard
Today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia overturned the ruling that allowed landlords Gordon Nelson Investments to increase rents at Seafield Apartments by up to 38%.  The case is remitted for rehearing by a different Dispute Resolution Officer at the Residential Tenancy Office.
Furthermore, the decision orders [...]