Vincent Condos . Chinese women were fined a huge amount of money for illegal short-term rent. A Chinese female landlord in Beiwen used her urban housing unit illegally for short-term rent. She was recently ordered by the court to force the sale of the property unless she could pay a debt of more than 140000 yuan.Please Visit: Vincent Condos to Get Your VVIP Registration Today!
A judge of the BC Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a female owner surnamed Emily (Emily Yu), surnamed Yu, must pay a fine of 52000 yuan to the owners’ corporation of the city housing estate and a debt of 90, 000 yuan to the provincial government, otherwise she must sell the property.
Emily is accused of using her city house unit on 13th Street (West 13th St.) The Beeches in North Wenxi to open a hotel called Oasis Hostel. According to the advertisement published on the short-term rental website, there are a total of 14 bedspaces and a number of common areas in the estate.
The operation of the hotel caused a large number of complaints from the residents of the housing estate. It is reported that some neighbors are dissatisfied with the frequent entry and exit of many people, and noise is heard from time to time at night, and there are also short-term tenants drinking alcohol or even taking drugs in the backyard.
In October 2018, Emily ignored the court injunction and continued to run the hotel and was eventually convicted of contempt of court. Although Emily paid the fine, she did not pay the legal fees of the owners’ corporation and repeatedly missed the payment deadline. In addition, she is also in arrears with the provincial sales tax (PST) related to the two court decisions.
This summer, Emily asked the BC Human Rights Tribunal to overturn the court’s decision. She argued that repeated car accidents after 2011 led to concussions, mental illness and inability to work, so she had to run a hotel as the main income to make ends meet. However, the Human Rights Tribunal eventually overturned her application. In addition, in September 2017, the owners’ corporation of the estate filed a complaint with the Civil Tribunal on the relevant issue. Emily lost the case in the end.
Paul Mendes, a lawyer who specializes in sublease disputes, said it was unusual, but not unheard of, that the owners’ corporation filed a lawsuit against the owners and the court eventually ordered a compulsory sale of the property. He pointed out that doing so often involved significant legal costs. However, when the amount of compensation claimed is relatively large, the owners’ corporation may adopt this approach. At the same time, in some cases in the past, the owners’ corporation finally won the case, received a large fine, and successfully forced the owner to sell the flat. Emily declined to comment on the ruling.