A lawyer who specializes in the tenancy ofhas helped reach a deal in a well-known Penticton controversy over , a report said.
Paul Lagace, who serves as the coordinator and advocate for poverty law at the Prince Rupert Unemployed Action Centre, said that the settlement was for eight long-term British Columbia.of the defunct Riverside on Wylie Street in Penticton,
Based in Surrey, Azura Management purchased the 28-stallarea and 17-unit Motel earlier this year. On June 22nd, the company issued a notice that they were required to vacate before July 31.
Azura had the notion that it was operating within the. Hotel Keepers Act, which is non-existent on evictions except allowing the immediate removal of guests who cause disturbances.
However, the situation reached the. administration’s Residential Tenancy Branch. The branch decided Motel guests are covered by the Residential Tenancy Act, which requires a notice period of four months for renovictions.
Meanwhile, theis covered under the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Action that requires a 12-month notice and $20,000 in compensation per unit.
Azura President Ewen Stewart managed to negotiate an agreement with motel– the last of whom will be evicted at September’s end.
He also collaborated with Lagace in negotiating settlements with the remainingof the , thus getting rid of the requirement for hearings before the Residential Tenancy Branch.
The terms of the settlements have not been released, but thehave agreed to move out before November. 30.
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