Archive for May, 2010

Seafielders and Gordon Nelson Reach Parking and Storage Agreement

Friday, May 28th, 2010

During the May 26 Residential Tenancy Branch hearing over Gordon Nelson Investments’ application to remove Seafielders’ storage lockers and parking spaces, and over their proposed compensation, a negotiated settlement was reached. All parties agreed to the following:

By June 15, 2010 Seafielders will vacate their storage lockers and parking spaces for GNI to use during the [...]

Seafielders Head to Arbitration for Fifth Time in Under Two Years

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Removing Storage and Parking is Latest in Gordon Nelson Investments Saga
Residents of the Seafield Apartments return to the Residential Tenancy Office on May 26th, 2010, to attend yet another hearing as a result of the actions of Gordon Nelson Investments (GNI).
On March 2, 2010, GNI issued a formal notice to remove storage lockers for all [...]

Hollyburn Says Elderly Tenant Can Stay – For 20 to 40% More Rent

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

By Darah Hansen
Vancouver Sun
Two weeks after 82-year-old cancer patient Lynn Stevens was served with notice of eviction from her West End apartment, the building’s owners appeared to ease up on their initial hard-line position, offering a possible solution to the situation — at a price.
Hollyburn Properties Ltd. agreed this week to move Stevens into a [...]

Hollyburn Properties Responds to Lynne Steven’s Renoviction

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Report from Peter Grainger
Ctvbc.ca
Eighty-two-year-old Lynne Stevens is one of the latest and most prominent victims of “renoviction,” a trend which sees renters getting evicted on the pretense of major renovations.
Stevens is being evicted from her suite in Emerald Terrace, one of nearly two dozen West End properties near Downtown Vancouver owned by Hollyburn Properties.
“I thought [...]

Senior’s Eviction Sparks Tenant Outcry Against Hollyburn

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Bethany Lindsay
North Shore News
WV property company draws fire for forcing out cancer patient
A North Shore management company has once again been accused of attempting to evict tenants from its apartment buildings in order to raise rents.
Complaints about rent increases and evictions at buildings owned by West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Property Ltd. date back at least as [...]

Renovictions on the Rise in Vancouver – Hollyburn

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Report from Peter Grainger
Ctvbc.ca
Renter and newly declared activist Cynthia Holmes showed CTV several empty newly renovated suites in the Emerald Terrace — something she says proves the company doesn’t need to evict existing tenants. May 11, 2010.
Rental rights groups say ‘Renovictions‘ – evicting existing tenants in order to charge more rent – are on the [...]

West End Evictions are Rent Driven Hollyburn Tenants Say

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

CBC Vancouver
A second tenant is being evicted from an apartment building in Vancouver’s West End in a growing controversy over the tactics being used by the building’s owner.
“They want to convert my suite into a manager’s suite,” said Andrew Simmons, who had just received an eviction notice from Hollyburn Properties Ltd., owner of the Emerald [...]

Decision by Hollyburn to Evict Lynne Stevens “Purely Business”

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Report from Peter Grainger
Ctvbc.ca
Lynne Stevens, who has been renting a West End suite with Hollyburn Properties for 41 years was told to move out, the company saying it needs her apartment at Emerald Terrace on Nelson Street and one other unit as caretaker suites. May 10, 2010.
A Vancouver property company under fire for trying to [...]

Hollyburn vs. Gay Man: Round Two

Monday, May 10th, 2010

By Shauna Lewis
Xtra West
A gay man and an elderly woman with ovarian cancer are the latest targets in a wave of evictions still affecting Vancouver’s West End.
The tenants have filed for arbitration against Hollyburn Properties but say they’re concerned about the area’s diversity and history if these evictions continue.
“Young gay people gravitate toward the West [...]

West End Widow Vows to Fight Hollyburn Eviction Until the End

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

By Darah Hansen
Vancouver Sun
An 82-year-old widow and ovarian cancer patient who is facing eviction from a West End apartment vowed Friday she will “fight until the end” to stay in her home of 41 years.
“Right now I have to believe that we are going to win this. That keeps me going,” Lynne Stevens told [...]

Hollyburn Properties Threatens Sick 82-Year-Old in Latest Emerald Terrace Evictions

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Talk about kicking someone when they’re down.
Hollyburn is known for a lot of things (you may recall them trying to evict seniors for owning pets last year) – but threatening to evict an 82-year old lady who’s battling cancer?
That’s an all time low.
Hollyburn Properties Limited threatened two tenants at 2045 Nelson Street last week with [...]

Seafield Landlords Drop Appeal

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

By Shauna Lewis
X-tra West
The landlords of Seafield Manor apartments in the West End have dropped their appeal of a January Supreme Court ruling that overturned their 38 percent rent increase.
The tenants had asked the court to weigh in after the Residential Tenancy Office allowed the increase last April. The landlords had originally sought a 73 [...]