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 – there is nothing about the decision that denies them the ability to renovate, and to work with the tenants to complete renovations.
Their assertion is simply not true.
At this time Seafielders are fully prepared to enter into a new chapter with their new landlords, one which they anticipate will be as fair and fulfilling for all parties as it was with the ownership prior to Gordon Nelson’s purchase of the building in 2008.
Residents are dismayed at the deliberate neglect that GNI has willfully inflicted on the building.
Our response to Gordon Nelson was the same that any community would have to a new landlord who announces their intentions to evict for cosmetic renovations or demand a 73 percent rent increase.
Gordon Nelson purchased the building based on the assumption they could casually mass evict people from their homes in the name of profit, as they have in every single other building they have bought.
We stood our ground, and will continue to stand our ground in the face of any future injustice.