Archive for February, 2011

Eviction Notices Reversed for Seafield Apartments in West End

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

By Sandra Thomas
Vancouver Courier
The owners of the Seafield Apartments in the West End are selling the 75-year-old building, which has been at the centre of a much publicized tenant/landlord dispute since 2008.
Jason Gordon, a partner in Gordon Nelson Inc., told the Courier Wednesday the deal to sell the Seafield closes March 1. Gordon would not [...]

Gordon Nelson Sells Building After Tenants Win

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

By Shauna Lewis
Xtra West
Ownership of an apartment building located in the heart of the gay village has changed hands following the announcement of a Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) ruling that overturned the landlord’s attempt to evict several tenants to carry out renovations.
For David Bronstein  and his partner, Donald Ransom, the eviction fight took its toll. [...]

Residents Learn that the Seafield Has Been Sold to New Owners

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Seafielders were advised by media today that Gordon Nelson Inc has sold the heritage apartment building to new owners.
The sale is reported on the landlord’s website, where they also state that they have been denied the right to invest.
They have been denied the right to evict tenants for the sole purpose of increasing rents – [...]

Victory for Seafield Apartment Tenants in Renoviction Case

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

CKNW/980 AM
Tenants of a West End apartment building have scored another victory in their long fight against eviction.
Standing in front of signs that read “justice at last”, the 15 people who call the seafield apartments on pendrell street home are celebrating their latest win. Earlier this week,the residential tenancy branch ruled eviction notices invalid.
“They started [...]

Seafield Tenants Win the Fight, Continue the War

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

By: Dave White
NEWS1130
They get to keep their homes without a massive rent increase — but the fight isn’t over yet.
People at the West End’s Seafield Apartments have won their grievance with the Residential Tenancy Branch. An arbitrator says the landlord acted in bad faith when he gave notice for so-called “renovictions” and a shocking [...]

West End Tenants Win ‘Renovictions’ Case

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

CBC News
Tenants of a downtown Vancouver apartment building are celebrating after learning they won’t have to move out so the owners can renovate the building.
The news comes after an adjudicator at B.C.’s Residential Tenancy Branch dispute resolution service ruled the landlord acted in bad faith when it issued eviction orders under the pretence that they [...]

Vancouver Apartment Owner Acted in Bad Faith, Residential Tenancy Branch Rules

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

BY JEFF LEE
VANCOUVER SUN
A West End apartment owner acted in bad faith in trying to mass-evict the 14 tenants of his building 10 days after failing to win a 73 per cent rent increase, the Residential Tenancy Branch ruled Monday.
In a decision hailed by legal aid lawyers as a rare and strongly-worded rebuke, the branch [...]

RTB Finds Gordon Nelson Inc. Had Ulterior Motives in Issuing Mass Evictions

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Seafield victory a big win in the fight against renovictions – but it comes at a high price for residents.
The Residential Tenancy Branch found this week that Gordon Nelson Inc. did not meet the test of good faith in their application to mass evict tenants at 1436 Pendrell St for “renovations”.
The dispute resolution officer stated [...]