Item 5 of our 5 point agreement with Reliance is that we have the first right of refusal to move back to 1188 Bidwell, for the same rent as we were paying at 1170 bidwell, for a unit of equal size. Sounds lovely doesn’t it……?
It would be truly great if only it were true. Only two points of that part of our agreement is being held to. We have the first right of refusal. They are offering us units and they are of equal size. However the most important part is being ignored and in-fact thrown out.
Reliance is not only trying to force us to sign a new lease that would see us receive a 90% rent increase, they are inflating the cost of that lease by $200. Every other Vancouverite can rent the same unit for $200 less! We have proof of this and with your help we can get even more. Please SHARE this post and help us.
Here is a picture of the offer sheet we got for a unit in the new building. As you can see they are offering us unit 805 for $2350/month.
Now here is an offer sheet that a friend of our got when she went for a viewing. She was offered 1206 for $2150. Thats the same layout as our offered apartment but 4 floors higher.
This is clear evidence that Reliance Properties is trying to rip is off! They are not only trying to force us into an illegal rent increase of $1100 they are also trying to rip us off to the tune of $200 per month. You (the reader), your friends, anyone else in Vancouver can rent at 1188 Bidwell for less money than myself a loyal 20 tenant of Reliance Properties. Reliance: you can rely on them to over charge.
If you have gone for a viewing of 1188 Bidwell and you got an offer sheet from them please send me a photo. There is no identifying there and we will never tell anyone where the information came from. You can send it anonymously or in anyway you feel safe. We need your help to stop Reliance from ripping us off.