West End tenants cry foul over high rent hikes

Adam Saint had planned to stay in his West End apartment for years. It was in a funky heritage building with renovated interiors, just off Davie Street and a few blocks from the beach. But as the end of his first year approached, the building’s owner Gordon Nelson Inc. told him that the rent for his one-bedroom suite would jump from $1,550 to $1,850 a month if he wanted to stay — an increase of close to 20 per cent.

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