News About Chris Nelson

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 [...]

Rents to Rise 38 Percent at the Seafield

Monday, April 27th, 2009

By Jackie Wong
The Tyee
An eight-month tenant-landlord battle in Vancouver’s West End came to a head this week following the public release of an April 2 decision from the Residential Tenancy Office that allows the new landlords of the Seafield apartments to issue 38 per cent rent increases to nine of the 14 units in the [...]

West End Tenants Facing Huge Rent Increase

Friday, April 24th, 2009

By Katharine Sawchuk and Dave White
NEWS 1130
Tenants in Seafield Apartments in Vancouver’s West End have been handed a 38 per cent rent increase. This is due to a regulation in the Residential Tenancy Act which lets landlords increase the rent if they can prove it’s significantly below market value.
Christine Ackerman with Renters at Risk says [...]

Seafield Blessed with Baby Girl!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Seafield Apartments welcomed its newest resident yesterday when Dana and Bobby Crudo became the proud parents of a baby girl!
Weighing 8 pounds, little Eliana Dora Crudo was born at 8:38 p.m. at home.
It was always Dana’s wish to deliver her baby at home — at the Seafield. Her dream was almost shattered when Chris Nelson, [...]

Chris Nelson Talks About Rent Hikes at Seafield Apartments

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

By Matthew Burrows
Georgia Straight
A West End landlord seeking to jack up rents says he will consider negotiating with his tenants face to face at a March 11 dispute-resolution hearing rather than via conference call.
“If that is everyone’s wish, then we would consider it,” Chris Nelson, co-owner of the Seafield Apartments, told the Georgia Straight in [...]

Expectant Mom Faces Huge Rent Hike from Gordon Nelson Investments

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

By: Jon Ferry
The Province
Does capitalism always have to be on a collision course with compassion?
It seems so in Vancouver’s West End, where tenants in yet another apartment building have learned that bottom-line-minded landlords can charge pretty much what they can get away with.
Making ends meet these days is stressful enough. But try being nine months’ [...]

Gordon Nelson Investments Looking to Increase Rents by Hundreds

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The Vancouver Sun does a great job of discussing geographic rent increases, what they mean and the various legalities surrounding this eviction/rent-gouging strategy.
By Catherine Rolfsen
Vancouver Sun
Several West End renters, including an elderly brother and sister who’ve occupied their apartment for nearly half a century, are facing potentially hundreds of dollars in rent increases from [...]

Gordon Nelson Misplaces Rent Cheque, Issues Eviction Notice

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Seafielders were shocked to learn yesterday that Gordon Nelson Investments were attempting to evict a Seafield Apartments resident for not paying her rent — after they lost her rent cheque.
Wendy, who has lived at the Seafield for 31 years, has always paid her rent on time. She gives her rent cheques to the management – [...]

Gordon Nelson Gives the Gift that Keeps on Smelling: Dirty Laundry

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Seafield residents received an end-of-year gift from landlords Chris Nelson and Jason Gordon of Gordon Nelson Investments: dirty laundry.
As of 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday December 30, Seafield Apartments’ two washers and two dryers disappeared with no warning from Gordon Nelson Investments. A note was stuck on the laundry room door saying that the machines would [...]

More Happy Campers Over Robertsons’ Victory

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Renters at Seafield Apartments in the west end say they are thrilled Gregor Robertson is their new
Mayor. The renters say they’re facing evictions for renovations, after which their rents are hiked way up.
Mayor-elect Gregor Robertson says he vows to fight the practice by requiring renovations to be scrutinized by City staff.
Seafield renter Melissa [...]