Posted on April 30, 2021 at 11:47 a.m.
They received Thursday, by bailiff, a copy of the procedures initiated by their owner to evict them from the building for major work. These documents are all in English, denounced Nadine Freville, one of the tenants.
“98% of people [du bâtiment] don’t speak English, she lamented. We despise the tenants, the laws, the French language. ”
The documents include the procedures before the Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) so that the organization forces tenants to leave the Manoir Lafontaine before June 30. The owners say they are forced to act by an engineer report. This report is not annexed to the documents.
The Manoir Lafontaine, a former prestigious building facing the park of the same name, belongs to Brandon Shiller and Jeremy Kornbluth. These have a real estate portfolio of at least 800 apartments in Montreal, managed through the company Hillpark Capital. Last month, their company told all tenants in the building – who often pay very low rents – that they would have to vacate the area in order to allow for major renovations.
The company of MM. Shiller and Kornbluth did not call back Press, nor the two law firms that represent it.
The Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) did not immediately recall Press.
CORPIQ and the City exchange arrows
In addition, Friday, the Corporation of the owners of real estate of Quebec (CORPIQ) directly attacked the mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante, accusing the latter of “increasing” media outlets to make the owners look bad.
“Mayor Plante, who herself draws a housing crisis, made things worse. His administration has repeatedly broadcast messages in the media telling tenants to find new accommodation before telling the landlord that they will vacate theirs. This creates a rarity, ”criticized the spokesperson for the organization, Hans Brouillette, in an open letter published in several media, including Press, accusing the elected “of inventing a housing crisis to get re-elected”.
On Twitter, the mayor was quick to respond, saying the affordability crisis “is real”. “Denying it is irresponsible. Small landlords, including myself, are the backbone of affordable housing in Montreal and part of the solution. Their representatives should do the same, ”she replied.
“The middle class must be better represented. Montreal is more affordable than other big cities, it must remain that way. All Montrealers have the right to quality housing at a reasonable price, ”she also insisted, arguing that it is a matter of“ common sense ”.
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