From the article:
NDP housing critic David Eby was also in attendance at the meeting and says there needs to be legislation around the issue of “renoviction”.
“It’s a really common practice,” he said. “We saw it a lot in the West End around two years ago.”
Eby also cautioned that even if the tenants received a written guarantee from Starlight Investments. it might not be worth the paper it’s written on.
“I understand wanting to have that certainty, but there is no guarantee that when they say, we are not “renovicting” anybody, that they won’t do that in the future,” he said.
Read the article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/renoviction-fears-spark-special-meeting-after-a-handful-of-tenants-receive-eviction-notices-1.3415325