But I don't *want* to move.
April 13, 2012 8:28 AM Subscribe
Am I ignoring the obvious because I don't want to move?
posted by Salmonberry to home & garden (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We rent in a great area. It's a townhouse and they allow pets.
We began noticing last summer that people would move out and the unit wouldn't be re-rented. I know they've been renovating in the past, but we're up to 10 out of 57 units sitting empty. We peered into some empty units - some haven't been touched since people moved out, others are in various stages of renovation and it's hard to tell how recent any work is.
We're in the Vancouver region where "renovictions" are a part of the lexicon. The tenancy act stipulates that the landlord needs to have permits in place before serving 2 months notice to all tenants. So far no permits have been given for our address.
I phoned the landlord and asked if he could let me know what the plan was for our complex, that was 2 days ago and no response.
Am I just being thick? My housemate thinks it's still a renovation issue, but 20% of the units empty?!? That's a big chunk of change.
I really don't want to move. :( But we will if it comes to that. Just wondering what others have experienced.