Archive for December, 2010

Pay 73% More or the Building Gets It!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

It’s rare that Seafielders post articles that appear in the media on their homepage – but this is an article that was contributed to the Vancouver Sun today by the West End’s MLA, Spencer Chandra Herbert. Spencer has been a big supporter of all of us at the Seafield since day one – and has [...]

Gordon Nelson Pursue 73% Rent Increase and Mass Renoviction Simultaneously

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

‘Tis the season to be greedy.
Seafield residents learned that Gordon Nelson Inc. has applied for a Judicial Review of the recent RTO decision denying them an up-to 73% rent increase at the Seafield Apartments.
GNI intends to have the case reviewed at the Supreme Court in hopes that the decision, which found that they did not [...]

Gordon Nelson Reneging on Renoviction Offer to “End Tenancies Amicably”

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Seafield tenants learned yesterday that Gordon Nelson Inc. (GNI) are withdrawing their offer to “end tenancies amicably” for their upcoming renovations by way of an email sent to their group email address.
GNI are reneging on the offer, which mainly consisted of what they would be required to do by law, two days after residents went [...]

Tenants at Seafield Apartments Dealing with Renovictions

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130)
Another group of tenants in Vancouver’s West End is speaking out against the so-called “renovictions.” People living at the Seafield Apartments received eviction notices just 10 days after fighting off a planned rent increase, but they are vowing to continue their fight.
Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says the notices came after the [...]

Vancouver Mayor Rallies with Alleged Renoviction Victims

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

CTV.ca
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is calling on the provincial government to close a loophole that allows landlords to evict tenants, perform minor repairs and then bump up the rent in their suites.
Robertson spoke at a rally of frustrated renters in the West End on Sunday, saying the city is powerless to protect them from so-called [...]

Seafield Residents Say: Let Us Live in Peace

Monday, December 6th, 2010

CKNW Vancouver
So called ‘renovictions‘ are happening again in the West End and need to be stopped. That according to residents of the Seafield apartment building.
They say renovations aren’t necessary and eviction notices from building management claiming they are, are nothing more than a cash grab.
Ten days ago the Residential Tenancy Branch ruled in favour of [...]

West End tenants vow to fight renovictions

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

By Andy Ivens
The Province
Tenants in a West End apartment building are vowing to fight the mass eviction notices they received from their landlord, which they have labelled “renovictions.”
But Jason Gordon, co-owner of Gordon Nelson Investments Inc. (GNI), says his company needs to retrofit the 79-year-old building because its electrical system is shot and the building [...]

Mayor supports ‘renoviction’ victims at rally

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

By Tiffany Crawford
Vancouver Sun
Residents of a West End apartment who feel they are the victims of a legal loophole that allows for “renovictions” gathered in the street today to protest their landlord’s decision.
An elderly man battling cancer and a pregnant woman were among the throng of angered and desperate tenants holding signs outside Seafield Apartments [...]

Gordon Nelson Target 84-Year-Old Man Battling Cancer and Pregnant Woman in Mass Renoviction

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Mass renovictions are latest in string of tactics to remove Seafield tenants from their homes.
Seafield residents, including an 84-year-old man battling cancer and a pregnant woman, learned last week that they are now all being targeted for eviction for renovations by landlord Gordon Nelson Inc. under section 49(6)(b) of the Residential Tenancy Act, despite Seafielders [...]