News About Gordon Nelson Investments

Seafielders Respond to Landlords’ demand for up to 73% Rent Hike

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Residents at the Seafield Apartments (1436 Pendrell Street, Vancouver) currently pay a fair market rent for apartments when compared to other units in pre-1940s buildings in the central West End. Both a custom analysis conducted by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation as well as a scientific random-sample survey of renters in the central area [...]

Renters, Landlords Eye Crucial Seafield Arbitration Case

Friday, March 6th, 2009

With only a week away, Seafield Apartments residents are preparing for their hearing at the Residential Tenancy Office to dispute landlord Gordon Nelson Investment’s application for a geographic rent increase. Gordon Nelson is claiming that residents are paying up to 73% less than other renters who occupy similar units in the West End of Vancouver. [...]

Seafield Residents Protest Gordon Nelson’s Rent Hike

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

By Matt Kieltyka
24 Hours
The owner of a West End apartment building has no reservations about raising tenants’ rent by up to 73 per cent.
Jason Gordon, of Gordon Nelson Investments, took ownership of the 12-suite Seafield Apartment building at 1436 Pendrell Street last year and says the proposed rent increases are fair.
“It’s a competitive business and [...]

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 [...]

Are Seafielders Really Paying Market Prices for their Laundry?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

It’s true that Gordon Nelson Investments did eventually make good on their promise to return laundry services to the Seafield. And, being front loaders, the new washer and dryer are much more environmentally friendly than the machines of old.
But, replacing what used to be two washers and two dryers with one washer and one dryer [...]

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 – [...]

Seafielders Get Back Laundry Services — for Double the Price

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Yesterday, Seafielders breathed a sigh of relief as a washing machine and dryer were unloaded in front of the building to be taken down to the laundry room.
But, the laundry machines come at a new price: $2.75 a wash and $2.75 a dry (an 83% price increase).
Laundry, a service historically offered at the Seafield, was [...]

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 [...]

Propriétaires/Locataires: le Bras de Fer

Monday, November 24th, 2008

L’Express du Pacifique
Au crépuscule du 31 octobre, zombies, sorcières et squelettes hantaient pour rire le perron et le hall d’entrée de l’immeuble Seafield à Vancouver. Le 1436 de la rue Pendrell, décoré avec soin par ses occupants pour toutes les grandes occasions, est un passage obligé pour les enfants du quartier lors de leur [...]

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 [...]

‘Gordon Nelson: Shame on You’

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Seafield Resident Talks to Reporters About Mass Evictions in Vancouver's West End

Renters participating in a Renters at Risk rally for the “right of first refusal” chanted “Gordon Nelson: Shame on You” on Saturday, October 25 outside of 1209 Jervis Street, a West End building that Gordon Nelson Investments Inc. issued eviction notices to last winter.