News About Emerald Terrace

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
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
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
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 [...]

Pet People at Emerald Terrace Celebrate

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Sandra Thomas
Vancouver Courier
Supporters and media surrounded a jubilant crowd of tenants from the Emerald Terrace apartment building in the West End Monday morning as they celebrated a decision allowing them to keep their cats.
“Yay for cat people,” one of the supporters yelled as several of the tenants, including 81-year-old Mary Milligan, addressed the crowd.
The tenants [...]

Emerald Terrace Pet Owners Band Together to Win Against Hollyburn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

By Kristen Thompson
Mary Milligan no longer has to choose between her beloved cat, Niko, and her home after the B.C. Tenancy Board ruled her landlord can’t evict her for having a pet.
The west-end resident, along with a half dozen neighbours at Emerald Terrace apartment, said they were told by Hollyburn Properties in December [...]

Emerald Terrace Residents Given Reprieve from Rental Cat-nundrum

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

By Stefania Seccia
A west-end group of residents and their cats can breath a sigh of relief after B.C.’s Residential Tenancy Branch blocked the evictions that would have forced them – and their furry friends – out.
The group of cat-owners had verbal permission to keep pets, but last December Hollyburn Properties tried to evict them [...]

West Enders Keep Pets and Homes Despite Hollyburn’s No-Pets Policy

Monday, March 9th, 2009

The Province was the first paper to report the favourable decision in the tenants favour in the Emerald Terrace Pet Eviction Case against Hollyburn Properties. What a scoop!
Kent Spencer
The Province
A group of West End tenants and their beloved cats are purring today after a residential tenancy board ruled that they can’t be evicted for owning [...]

Emerald Terrace Residents Win Right to Keep Homes and Pets

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Seafield residents learned today that residents of Emerald Terrace will be able to keep their homes and their pets!
The Residential Tenancy Branch found that the seven cat owners at Emerald Terrace on Nelson Street did not breach a “material part of their tenancy agreement”, despite having verbal rather than written permission to keep their animals.
Dispute [...]

Emerald Terrace Residents face Hollyburn in Court Today

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Seafield Apartments residents found this article in the Province today. Emerald Terrace residents will be fighting landlord Hollyburn Properties at the Residential Tenancy Office today over the eviction notices they were issued over owning pets.
By Kent Spencer
The Province
Seven tenants of a West End apartment block who are being told to get rid of [...]

The Real Reason Tenants are Being Turfed by Hollyburn

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The Province does a good job in this article Seafield Apartments residents found today. Jon Ferry dismantles Hollyburn’s rationale for evicting Emerald Terrace tenants who have pets. Allergies? Come on.
Jon Ferry
The Province
Tshoo . . . tshoo. As my pals will tell you, I’m an allergic guy who reacts badly to everything from dust mites to [...]

Hollyburn Targets Pets, Renters

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Sandra Thomas
Vancouver Courier
A West End tenant says the company that owns the building in which he lives is evicting tenants while avoiding costly renovation or building permits.
“Give up your cat or move out,” said Andrew Simmons, a tenant of the Emerald Terrace apartments on Nelson Street. He was given an eviction notice Tuesday by Hollyburn [...]

Pet Owners Challenging Hollyburn’s Latest Eviction Notices

Monday, January 12th, 2009

It is very interesting to see Allan Wasel demand over and over again that Hollyburn has a no-pets policy as shown in this article. In fact, Hollyburn does allow new tenants across the street from Emerald Terrace to keep pets. Seafielders learned this interesting tid bit afer atending the Emerald Terrace press conference last week. [...]

Tenants Told to Move Their Pets or Face Eviction: Hollyburn

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Catherine Rolfsen
Vancouver Sun
June MacGregor may soon face a terrible choice: her home or her beloved companion.
The 79-year-old is among seven tenants of Emerald Terrace — a West End apartment building recently bought by Hollyburn Properties — who are battling eviction notices issued because they have pets.
“I feel angry and I feel really, really upset,” said [...]

Spencer Herbert Backs West End Residents Fighting Eviction Over Pets

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

By Carlito Pablo
Georgia Straight
A number of tenants in a West End apartment building are fighting to keep their units not just for themselves but for their pets as well.
The residents, according to Vancouver-Burrard NDP MLA Spencer Herbert, are contesting eviction notices issued to them by Hollyburn Properties, owner of the Emerald Terrace at 2045 Nelson [...]

Emerald Terrace Pet Owners Share Their Story

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Today, a few Seafield residents showed their support for pet owners at Emerald Terrace Apartments by attending their media event. Residents of the west end apartment building spent the afternoon sharing their story of harassment and intimidation by their landlord, Hollyburn Properties, simply because they own pets.
Residents of Emerald Terrace were fist issued notices of [...]

Emerald Terrace Evictions: Since when has Owning a Pet Become a Crime?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Yesterday night, Seafield residents were shocked to learn that 11 of our neighbours and friends at Emerald Terrace, a Hollyburn building in Vancouver’s West End, had received eviction notices.
Their crime? Refusing to give up their beloved pets. The ones they have lived with for years.
Hollyburn plans to have the pet owners out by the end [...]

Pet Owners at Emerald Terrace Fight Eviction Threat

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

By Jackie Wong
The West Ender
If his apartment building’s management had its way, Andrew Simmons would have surrendered his three cats to an animal shelter by now. A seven-year tenant at the Hollyburn Properties-owned Emerald Terrace apartments at 2045 Nelson Street, Simmons received a “No Pets Policy” notice from the company, dated November 24, which gave [...]