Know your rights.
Under the City's Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy, formally evicting long term tenants for "minor repairs" necessitates at a minimum 4months free rent and moving expenses (in the case of a 10year tenant). It seems in the case of these apartments at Pender and Woodland the new owner "Dino" is hoping to scare pressure tenants into leaving without their due payout (no permits have been issued).
More info: TENANT RELOCATION AND PROTECTION GUIDELINES
Also worth noting, that VISION Vancouver's recent Grandview Woodland Community Plan has significantly up-zoned this particular part of town. From 12-15 storeys on Hastings, to 10 stories across the street, this older 4 story apartments are sitting on lots that will now accommodate up to 6 storeys.
Photo: RAFAL GERSZAK/THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Published in response to "Tenants of Vancouver apartment buildings join forces in opposing evictions"