Tenant – BCN Stay http://bcn-stay.com/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 07:02:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bcn-stay.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Tenant – BCN Stay http://bcn-stay.com/ 32 32 Leaky unit where tenant is not allowed to use bedroom and bathroom for $650 per week due to rental crisis https://bcn-stay.com/leaky-unit-where-tenant-is-not-allowed-to-use-bedroom-and-bathroom-for-650-per-week-due-to-rental-crisis/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 07:02:28 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/leaky-unit-where-tenant-is-not-allowed-to-use-bedroom-and-bathroom-for-650-per-week-due-to-rental-crisis/ A downtown landlord is turning heads with an offer to rent a leaky unit for rent at $650 a week, but with a catch: They can’t use the master bedroom or bathroom. Potential tenants are only being offered a six-month lease on the house at 101/437 Bourke St in Surry Hills and the listing warns […]]]>

A downtown landlord is turning heads with an offer to rent a leaky unit for rent at $650 a week, but with a catch: They can’t use the master bedroom or bathroom.

Potential tenants are only being offered a six-month lease on the house at 101/437 Bourke St in Surry Hills and the listing warns that repair work is underway.

The listing for the two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in the Alba building states, “Master bedroom and bathroom cannot be used and work will be completed during rental.”

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He then explains that access to these rooms “must be ensured if necessary” while work is being carried out to repair a water leak in the ceiling.

The supply came amid a rental crisis that recently saw Sydney’s vacancy rate – which measures the supply of available homes – slip to the lowest level in 16 years.

Unit rents across the city have climbed nearly 10% over the past year, while house rents have increased nearly 20%.

The Bourke St apartment is listed higher than the median weekly rent for units in Surry Hills, which PropTrack data shows is $575 per week.
Normally, the apartment would cost $850 per week for renters, but construction has lowered the price to $650.

Listed via Spencer & Servi agents Regina Quinaging and Jeko Quinage, the unit is billed as “beautiful and freshly painted” on its listing.

The rental supply for the apartment seems to point to a wider trend that sees rental prices in capital markets rising, leaving many tenants paying higher than average rents each week.

The listing comes the same week as the Productivity Commission’s review of the National Housing and Homelessness (NHHA) Agreement, which focused on rental housing as vacancy rates hit lows historical.

“As the Productivity Commission points out, ensuring that housing supply is more responsive to demand will have a powerful impact on affordability and must be a key policy objective for governments,” said the chief executive of the Property Council of Australia, Ken Morrison, in response to the report.

“The report reaffirms that we will remain in a housing supply crisis until we improve our planning for new housing of all types.”

Although the apartment offers the tenant a secure parking space and is minutes from the shops and cafes of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, it is unclear how long the repairs to the water leak would take to complete. .

Originally published as Leaky unit where tenant is barred from using bedroom and bathroom for $650 per week due to rental crisis

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Should it be the responsibility of the landlord or tenant to provide alternate power sources during load shedding? https://bcn-stay.com/should-it-be-the-responsibility-of-the-landlord-or-tenant-to-provide-alternate-power-sources-during-load-shedding/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:46:00 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/should-it-be-the-responsibility-of-the-landlord-or-tenant-to-provide-alternate-power-sources-during-load-shedding/ What are your thoughts on the subject? Roof of a residential building/Pexels Amid the national hurdles of load shedding and load shedding issues that have bombarded South Africans, a key landlord and tenant issue has emerged (ironically). Are landlords legally required to provide an uninterrupted supply of utilities if their tenants ask them to? And […]]]>

What are your thoughts on the subject?

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Amid the national hurdles of load shedding and load shedding issues that have bombarded South Africans, a key landlord and tenant issue has emerged (ironically).

Are landlords legally required to provide an uninterrupted supply of utilities if their tenants ask them to?

And if so, who is responsible for covering the costs of these arrangements?

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The question is quite valid and indeed welcome. Since more and more people are finding other ways to deal with power and water outages.

We are noticing that more and more homeowners are installing solar powered lights, as well as water tanks to collect natural water, which comes in handy when the water is off.

According to the credit bureau, “The first thing tenants need to understand about load shedding and water restrictions or shutoffs is that these are not the fault of the landlord. Accordingly, tenants cannot seek a rent rebate from their landlord. Nor are landlords legally required to provide generators, inverters, or water tanks.” (Commercial Technology)

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One of the main reasons to add a generator to your property as a homeowner is the added value it provides, but what about the cost factor of running a generator?

It will therefore be the responsibility of the tenant if he chooses to add a generator, an inverter or a water tank.

Once it has been installed on the rental property, whether residential or commercial, it becomes an accessory to the property and the landlord will own it.

The tenant is advised to agree with their landlord before installing anything or at least consider reviewing their rental agreement before making any permanent changes to the property.

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“Both parties can agree on who is responsible for the costs of installing, maintaining, insuring and operating a generator, inverter or water tank and who owns these devices as a last resort. It is highly recommended to write an addendum to avoid ambiguity and unnecessary costs at a later stage.” (Commercial Technology)

Items such as maintenance, operating costs and any legal electrical compliance certificates during installation must be specified in the addendum to avoid any disputes.

If the landlord provides an alternative power supply, the tenant may be responsible for the costs of running the generator, which includes maintenance, insurance, and compliance certification.

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Jared Kushner Company to Pay $3.25 Million in Tenant Abuse Case – Rolling Stone https://bcn-stay.com/jared-kushner-company-to-pay-3-25-million-in-tenant-abuse-case-rolling-stone/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 21:28:59 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/jared-kushner-company-to-pay-3-25-million-in-tenant-abuse-case-rolling-stone/ Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh described landlords who tricked and deceived tenants, subjecting them to ‘miserable living conditions’ Property management Branch of Jared Kushner’s family real estate business has agreed to pay more than $3.25 million to the state of Maryland to settle a lawsuit alleging the company ‘victimized’ financially vulnerable principles ‘at every stage […]]]>

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh described landlords who tricked and deceived tenants, subjecting them to ‘miserable living conditions’

Property management Branch of Jared Kushner’s family real estate business has agreed to pay more than $3.25 million to the state of Maryland to settle a lawsuit alleging the company ‘victimized’ financially vulnerable principles ‘at every stage of supply and rental,” ProPublica reported on Friday.

“This is a case in which landlords tricked and deceived tenants and subjected them to miserable living conditions,” state Attorney General Brian Frosh told a conference call. press announcing the settlement with Westminster Management, according to ProPublica. “They weren’t rich people. Many struggled to pay the rent, to put food on the table, to look after their children, to keep everyone healthy, and Westminster used its vastly superior economic power to take advantage of it.

The lawsuit, which was filed by the state in 2019, details the horrific treatment of tenants at several suburban Baltimore resorts owned by Kushner’s company, including aggressively trying to defraud tenants of money that they failing and failing to maintain the rental complexes to the point that they have become ridden with mold, infested with rodents and otherwise damaged. Frosh noted Friday that the company is aware of these issues.

Westminster Management has in the past alleged the lawsuit was a political ploy by a Democratic attorney general to smear President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. The company said in a statement to the Baltimore banner on Friday that it was “pleased to have resolved this litigation without an admission of liability or wrongdoing.” Frosh was skeptical. “You don’t pay $3.25 million if you’re not responsible,” he told the outlet. “So they may not have officially signed a piece of paper saying ‘We did it’, but they did.”

The company could end up paying more than $3.25 million, as it has also been instructed to contact the tens of thousands of potentially affected tenants and let them know they may be eligible for reimbursement of unnecessary costs that the company has charged them over the past decade.

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Wire Park Announces New Tenants | New https://bcn-stay.com/wire-park-announces-new-tenants-new/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/wire-park-announces-new-tenants-new/ A trio of new tenants are joining Wire Park, Gibbs Capital announced last week. Apotheos Roastery, Best Level Basketball and Mackay Dental Associates are the latest to commit to mixed-use development in Watkinsville near Barnett Shoals Road. Apotheos Roastery’s line of cold brew coffees comes from University of Georgia alumni who are members of the […]]]>

A trio of new tenants are joining Wire Park, Gibbs Capital announced last week.

Apotheos Roastery, Best Level Basketball and Mackay Dental Associates are the latest to commit to mixed-use development in Watkinsville near Barnett Shoals Road.

Apotheos Roastery’s line of cold brew coffees comes from University of Georgia alumni who are members of the Classic City Collective, which supports UGA student-athletes.

“Wire Park’s desire to create a gathering place for the Watkinsville community immediately appealed to us,” said CEO Dale Hughes. “We look forward to sharing a great cup of coffee and sharing many good times.”

Mackay Dental Associates is a full-service dental practice led by Dr. Elisse Mackay.

Best Level Basketball will provide a comprehensive training approach to a popular sport. It is founded by JD Powell, former assistant coach of the UGA men’s basketball team.

In addition to this newly announced wave of tenants, several businesses are set to open their doors to the public in Wire Park. South Main Brewing, Oconee County’s first craft brewery, will open in early October, while Athens Running Company, Bird Dog Boutique and Sugar Polish Nail Bar will open in early November.

After more than 50 years as a cable manufacturing plant, Wire Park will include 130 residential units, expansive green spaces and 225,000 square feet of commercial, office and retail space, a food hall, a indoor baseball practice facility and the Oconee County Library.

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Naftali Holdout Tenant Fighting Eviction Denied Rent Assistance https://bcn-stay.com/naftali-holdout-tenant-fighting-eviction-denied-rent-assistance/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 13:48:00 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/naftali-holdout-tenant-fighting-eviction-denied-rent-assistance/ An illustrative photo of Adam Leitman Bailey (far left) and Miki Naftali (right) (Getty Images, Naftali Group, Adam Leitman Bailey, PC) In the overturned and protracted fight at 215 West 84th Street, building owner Miki Naftali asks the tenant to hang his condo project on the ropes. Recalcitrant Ahmet Ozsu has been rejected by the […]]]>

An illustrative photo of Adam Leitman Bailey (far left) and Miki Naftali (right) (Getty Images, Naftali Group, Adam Leitman Bailey, PC)

In the overturned and protracted fight at 215 West 84th Street, building owner Miki Naftali asks the tenant to hang his condo project on the ropes.

Recalcitrant Ahmet Ozsu has been rejected by the state for emergency rent assistance. The endorsement would have shielded him from eviction for up to a year, bolstering his leverage to demand a seven-figure buyout from the promoter.

But Ozsu’s attorney, Adam Leitman Bailey, said the tenant still had options and could put off Naftali’s plan to convert the rental building into a luxury condominium for months or more. Naftali, for his part, said he doesn’t plan to start working for a while anyway, which means he won’t be rushed into a big payout.

Last month, a housing court judge ruled that Ozsu, the last remaining tenant of the Upper West Side building, could stay in his penthouse while the state considers his request for rent relief. But late last week, the state denied Ozsu’s request, saying it hadn’t asked for back payments, only future rent. (The Emergency Rent Assistance Program provides up to 12 months of overdue rent and three months of rent in advance.)

Naftali had filed for eviction from Ozsu in January, saying the tenant had overstayed a terminated lease and hadn’t paid rent since September. Ozsu countered by requesting the aid, which prohibits deportation while the application is considered. With the two sides unable to agree on a takeover, Naftali filed plans to demolish the building in July.

Ozsu told The New York Times in April that he turned down an initial buyout offer of $30,000. Naftali declined to comment on this, but claimed Ozsu was looking for over $1 million.

Denial of rental assistance does not put Ozsu at risk of imminent eviction. Leitman Bailey said the decision was likely a mistake and his client would appeal. He has 30 days to do so.

Court documents show Ozsu listed at least four months of rent arrears on his application for assistance. Leitman Bailey said the tenant requested relief for those arrears, contrary to the state’s rationale for denying assistance.

Still, the action of the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, which runs the relief program, came as a surprise. The agency had told Ozsu in early September that her application had been tentatively approved, according to an email shared with The Real Deal. Naftali just had to confirm the amount due.

It’s unclear whether Naftali’s response – or lack thereof – played a role in the denial. Landlords said their ERAP deposits must match those of their tenants for financing to be approved. Naftali and his lawyer declined to comment on the complaint.

Previously, Naftali said he would not accept money from the program as he was not seeking rent from Ozsu. Under the rules of the program, if landlords refuse to accept money, the tenant is still safe from eviction.

The OTDA is not known for making timely and accurate decisions on ERAP requests. Leitman Bailey said he expects the agency to conclude the denial was a mistake.

If not, Ozsu still has a few leads to delay the eviction and further delay Naftali’s project. If his plea for help is successful, Ozsu would be eligible for up to 12 months of protection from deportation.

But the call itself might take some time. OTDA has a backlog of applications; it took eight months for the agency to decide on Ozsu.

Even if Ozsu’s appeal fails, Leitman Bailey could pursue his retaliatory eviction claim that Naftali tried to evict the tenant. Ozsu filed two HP actions, which include harassment claims and unaddressed repair reports.

The latest, filed last week, alleges the developer created “outrageous construction noise”, disabled the elevator to the laundry room, cut Ozsu’s mail delivery for months, flooded the lobby, shut down the tenant’s internet cables and shut off the electricity outside his apartment. .

Under the Rent Stabilization Act 2019, landlords facing a retaliatory harassment complaint bear the burden of providing a “credible explanation”. Failure forces them to offer a new lease or a renewal that extends up to one year.

Leitman Bailey said he didn’t know how long it would take to settle the court and administrative cases, but “it won’t be just a few months.”

“Stay tuned,” the attorney said.

Time is money for developers, but Naftali’s camp has signaled that it’s willing to wait for Ozsu to be released. A spokesperson said waiting a year or two to start construction could actually benefit the project, given that financing and construction costs are currently high and condo sales are slowing. Naftali bought 215 West 84th in June 2021 when borrowing was cheap.

“They’re not rushing to start construction,” the spokesperson said, “and allowing the justice system to do its job.”

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Ceramic artist Maxwell Mustardo draws inspiration from the illustrious former tenant of his colorful New Jersey studio https://bcn-stay.com/ceramic-artist-maxwell-mustardo-draws-inspiration-from-the-illustrious-former-tenant-of-his-colorful-new-jersey-studio/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:54:52 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/ceramic-artist-maxwell-mustardo-draws-inspiration-from-the-illustrious-former-tenant-of-his-colorful-new-jersey-studio/ Before artist Maxwell Mustardo moved into his studio in Quakertown, New Jersey, it was the workspace of the late ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu. Takaezu, who died in 2011 at the age of 88, prioritized art over functionality. Much of his work is still stored in the studio and has been a lasting inspiration to Mustardo, whose […]]]>

Before artist Maxwell Mustardo moved into his studio in Quakertown, New Jersey, it was the workspace of the late ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu.

Takaezu, who died in 2011 at the age of 88, prioritized art over functionality. Much of his work is still stored in the studio and has been a lasting inspiration to Mustardo, whose forms are both organic and synthetic, indebted to classical tradition and contemporary sensibilities.

It completely transforms the clay, covering the natural surface with sprayed PVC rubber, sometimes in iridescent layers of changing colors, others in fluorescent hues that come together in matte and rough surfaces.

There are Roman-inspired amphorae, as well as Mustardo’s signature shape, a donut-like shape he dubbed the “toroid” and an elongated version called the “godron”. The work appears both organic and synthetic, classic and resolutely contemporary.

The artist’s first solo exhibition in New York, at Midtown’s Culture Object, features some 30 works, including his largest piece to date, an amphora nearly five feet tall. Ahead of the opening, Mustardo gave Artnet News insight into the space and how it shapes his practice.

“Gadroons” drying in Maxwell Mustardo’s studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Can you send us a photo of the most essential item in your studio and tell us why you can’t live without it?

All my work is done directly by pinching the clay with my hands. It’s a hack answer, but nothing happens without my hands: the tools come after just to polish what they’ve done. My Shimpo strapping wheels are very dear to me and relevant to almost every step of the manufacturing process.

What is the studio task on your calendar this week that you are most looking forward to?

By far my favorite part of the ceramic process is still working with wet clay. Coming back to a big wet chunk of possibility is always exciting – much of what happens next is a series of successive shrinkings of possibility.

The Shimpo strapping wheel.  Photo courtesy of Maxwell Mustardo.

The Shimpo strapping wheel. Photo courtesy of Maxwell Mustardo.

What atmosphere do you prefer when you work? Do you listen to music or podcasts, or do you prefer silence? Why?

I don’t have an absolute standard. I listen to podcasts, audiobooks, and lectures when I can easily split my attention, or classical and jazz music when I need to concentrate or when others are in the studio, and sometimes just silence when I have to. I need.

Who are your favorite artists, curators or other thinkers to follow on social media right now?

Glenn Adamson immediately comes to mind – the tireless craftsman, author, curator and critic. He processes and thinks through social media in a very interesting way.

Garth Johnson, curator of one of the greatest collections of American ceramics, at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, has crafted many excellent exhibits illuminating this very brief but very dynamic history. His background as a maker and advocate for craftsmanship at large gives him a particularly insightful and expansive perspective.

Work in Maxwell Mustardo's studio.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Work in Maxwell Mustardo’s studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

When you feel stuck while preparing for a show, what do you do to get out of it?

I firmly believe in working consistently and overcoming any obstacles. I tend to make very little progress without physically working on ideas in the studio. Solutions can be found at different stages of the process: testing glazes sometimes presents a new opportunity for shape, or a design presents a shape that requires new surface treatments, etc.

Shows force me to insert bookends into an otherwise constant production flow, which helps me because I very rarely get stuck and more likely to need settings that help shape and define my production .

What trait do you most admire in a work of art? What trait do you despise the most?

When I browse museums and galleries, I take a constructive approach so that negative reactions don’t play a big role. I tend to prefer work that pushes materials in new and extreme ways. I’m a bit of a formalist when it comes to judging contemporary work. I want to be taken and absorbed by indexical information, rather than esoteric symbols. I often inwardly redeem art that I don’t particularly like by situating it in art history and rejecting the formalist approach. A broader view of history enriches everything.

Maxwell Mustardo in his studio.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Maxwell Mustardo in his studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

What images or objects do you look at while you work? Share your view from behind the canvas or your desk, where you spend the most time.

I usually don’t have source material with me in the studio. Drawing and research are essential but are done outside. At work, I tend to accumulate examples of different series at different stages of drying, firing, etc. This interaction can then give rise to new hybrids. My external research, as well as my practice of drawing, helps me to take greater conceptual and formal leaps.

For example, this week I created Robert C. Turner-inspired bottle shapes while listening to lectures on Lucio Fontana and watching Italian estroflessione (shaped canvas) artists like Agostino Bonalumi and Enrico Castanelli. I really enjoy absorbing these disparate takes on gesture and form.

“Maxwell Mustardo: The Substance of Style” at Culture Object. Photo courtesy of Culture Object, New York.

What is the last exhibition you saw that marked you and why?

“Shapes from Nowhere” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [in New York] was a once-in-a-generation exhibit featuring recently donated items from the collection of Robert Ellison, Jr., and I found it inspiring. It was exciting to see the Met put a spotlight on recent American ceramics, and I look forward to seeing how these items will be incorporated into their long-term exhibits.

What made you choose this studio over others?

I’ve been working at Toshiko Takaezu’s studio on and off since high school, when my mom’s roommate’s ex-husband, Donald Fletcher, brought me in for a visit. Having grown up a mile away, the area is very dear to me and full of lasting relationships. After having carried out multiple residencies across the country and abroad for a few years, this studio offers stability, familiarity and many novelties linked to its history.

Describe the space in three adjectives.

Revered, bucolic, expansive.

Loading the bisque kiln at Takaezu Studio.  Photo courtesy of Maxwell Mustardo.

Loading the Bisque Oven at Takaezu Studio. Photo courtesy of Maxwell Mustardo.

How does the studio environment influence your way of working?

Given that Toshiko’s studio space has a venerable history in 20th-century ceramic art, as well as being a literal treasure trove of his work, it’s hard not to hold on to a certain level and to consider the context of my work from this angle. My work tends to evolve mainly according to an internal logic, although the environment (my available facilities and space) both dictates limits and creates possibilities. I’ve been working mostly on a smaller scale for a few years (about 24 inches tall at most) due to setup restrictions and some surgery limitations, but now Toshiko’s 72-inch by 48-inch oven has me drawn into working on a new, larger scale.

“Maxwell Mustardo: The Substance of Style” is presented at Culture Object, 344 West 38th Street, New York, from September 14 to October 28, 2022.

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Nurse rescued tenants from fast-spreading fire at Central Hillside in Duluth – Reuters https://bcn-stay.com/nurse-rescued-tenants-from-fast-spreading-fire-at-central-hillside-in-duluth-reuters/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:59:00 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/nurse-rescued-tenants-from-fast-spreading-fire-at-central-hillside-in-duluth-reuters/ DULUTH — Paul Brown, a registered nurse for Essentia Health, was attending a rally with other striking members of the Nurses Association of Minnesota on Wednesday night when he smelled something that didn’t seem right. “I thought I smelled smoke, and because of that, I had trouble paying attention to the speakerphone,” said Brown, who […]]]>

DULUTH — Paul Brown, a registered nurse for Essentia Health, was attending a rally with other striking members of the Nurses Association of Minnesota on Wednesday night when he smelled something that didn’t seem right.

“I thought I smelled smoke, and because of that, I had trouble paying attention to the speakerphone,” said Brown, who is also a roughly 5-year veteran of the volunteer fire department. of Chisholm.

As he scanned his surroundings, Brown saw what looked like faint wisps of smoke rising from a nearby building.

“I just took off and as I approached I could see that a pile of wooden pallets that were leaning on the back of the building were on fire and spreading,” Brown said.

As his mother, who was attending the rally in support of her son and other striking nurses, called 911, Brown sprinted to warn residents of upstairs apartments that the building was on fire .

“I knew it was going up fast,” he said.

The outer door was locked, but he shouted and knocked on it, catching the attention of a startled tenant, who let him in.

Once inside, Brown advised the man to leave and ran to the doors of the other three apartments in the building. There was no answer at two of the flats, which later turned out to be unoccupied at the time, but a man answered at the third.

“It sounded like he was a bit in shock,” Brown recalled of the Tenant’s initial incredulous response.

As smoke began to billow down the hallway, Brown told the man unequivocally that he better get out quickly, and he did just that.

Brown said he thought about trying to break down the other two apartment doors, but when flames became visible on a staircase he decided against it and left the building himself.

“I’m just glad I was in the right place at the right time, and I had the training to help,” he said.

At a press conference Thursday morning, Duluth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj praised Brown for his quick and selfless response, noting that he most likely saved lives.

“He made a difference. There’s no doubt about it,” he said.

The cause of the fire, at 522 E. Fourth St., is still under investigation, Fire Marshal Lisa Consie said, explaining that due to the building’s unstable condition, she won’t hadn’t had a chance to explore its interior on Thursday morning.

Krizaj said early indications seemed to indicate the fire was starting after hours on the lower floor of Lake Superior Medical Equipment. The fire call was received at 5.37pm on Wednesday and the business owner said staff left work at 5pm. The company sells oxygen and other medical supplies and equipment.

Crews are battling a fire in the back of a building in the 500 block of East Fourth Street in Duluth on Wednesday.

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“We’ve had reports of explosions. But to my knowledge, I don’t believe they were oxygen cylinders exploding,” he said, suggesting that the popping sounds reported by the people were probably the sound of tires exploding on a vehicle that also caught fire. .

But Krizaj said the presence of oxygen was a concern. Other factors included natural gas that had been shut off and a strong wind blowing off the lake. “So this was a fire that spread very quickly, and our men did a great job when they arrived on the scene knocking that out and smashing it out as fast as they could and doing an internal search,” he said.

Fortunately, no one was found inside the building, after the evacuation of the premises by the two tenants.

Krizaj said the fire was fully contained around 10:30 or 11 p.m. Wednesday, but crews remained on the scene overnight and into the next day to deal with hot spots that threatened to reignite the structure.

“We’ve got the fire under control and confined it to the original building, which was the medical supply company. But there will definitely be smoke and probably some water damage on some of the adjacent structures,” Krizaj said. .

About 38 firefighters responded to the scene. and Krizaj said another 22 firefighters showed up off-duty to ensure the rest of the city was covered in blazes, while crews continued to battle the Central Hillside blaze.

Duluth firefighters also received assistance from the Senior Fire Department, which sent an air unit to the fire, and the 148th Air National Guard Unit, which sent a mobile unit equipped to fill the bottles with firefighters at the scene.

“The building is probably going to be a total loss. We can’t talk about that right now. But you can look at it, and it’s pretty obvious,” Krizaj said.

While community members were quick and helpful in reporting the blaze, Krizaj said he was disappointed that on at least two occasions motorists ran over fire hoses on Wednesday night.

“It’s extremely dangerous for us because if we lose the water supply for these crews inside a fire like this, it could be catastrophic. It could actually be fatal,” he said. he declared, urging the public to avoid fire hoses at a fire scene.

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In the first half of the year, tenants of Akropolis Group https://bcn-stay.com/in-the-first-half-of-the-year-tenants-of-akropolis-group/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 05:51:27 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/in-the-first-half-of-the-year-tenants-of-akropolis-group/ The turnover of tenants of five shopping centers in Lithuania and Latvia, managed by Akropolis Group, the Baltic States’ leader in the development and management of shopping and entertainment centers, increased from 224.9 million euros to 487.2 million euros, more than doubling growth compared to a year ago. The like-for-like comparison with 2019 shows an […]]]>

The turnover of tenants of five shopping centers in Lithuania and Latvia, managed by Akropolis Group, the Baltic States’ leader in the development and management of shopping and entertainment centers, increased from 224.9 million euros to 487.2 million euros, more than doubling growth compared to a year ago. The like-for-like comparison with 2019 shows an increase in tenant turnover of 27%. In the first half of the year, as pandemic restrictions were eased, shopping malls managed by the group had 18.5 million visitors. Akropolis Groups’ main financial indicators exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

“The spring cancellation of the National Covid Certificate and other pandemic restrictions, allowed us to return to business as usual this year. We were pleased to see that visitors enjoyed their return to in-person shopping and leisure activities at malls. This is also reflected in the growth in tenant turnover, which reached an all-time high. ”- says Manfredas Dargužis, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Akropolis Group. – “The group’s financial results were positively influenced by Akropole Alfa, which was acquired last year. We fully integrated the Riga shopping center into the Akropolis family this year.

According to consolidated data, the turnover of the Akropolis group from January to June 2022 amounted to 54 million euros, and the profit before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was 36.4 million. euros, i.e. respectively 49% and 37% more than in the first six months of last year. The like-for-like comparison with 2019 shows an increase in Group revenue and EBITDA of 14% and 9%, respectively.

In the first half of this year, Akropolis shopping centers welcomed 18.5 million visitors, 68% more than the same period last year or 42% more if Akropole Alfa is not included . Meanwhile, from January to June 2019, the then-operating malls managed by the Akropolis Group had 16.9 million visitors.

Occupancy rates in shopping and leisure centers remained high from January to June this year, with only 2% vacancy.

This year Akropolis Group completed the integration of its second shopping center in Riga acquired in the autumn of last year into its group structure, also changed its name to Akropole Alfa. In May, the Group presented its preliminary plan for the construction of a new one-storey building of approximately 3,500 square meters GLA next to Akropolis Klaipėda. The latter will expand the offer of goods and services to Akropolis visitors in the Lithuanian port city.

Currently, Akropolis Group pays a lot of attention to the ambitious Akropolis Vingis conversion project in Vilnius Vilkpėdė district. The Vilnius Regional Council of Architects (VRCA) gave a positive assessment of the architectural solutions of the multifunctional cultural, entertainment, business and commercial complex, the design proposals of the project were presented to the public in July.

For more information:

Dominykas Mertinas
Head of Marketing and Communication Department
AKROPOLIS GROUP, UAB
+370 64027001
dominykas.mertinas@akropolis.lt

  • Condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six-month period ended June 30, 2022

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Halifax tenant fights to have security deposit returned to him by Nova Scotia landlord – Halifax https://bcn-stay.com/halifax-tenant-fights-to-have-security-deposit-returned-to-him-by-nova-scotia-landlord-halifax/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 21:07:07 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/halifax-tenant-fights-to-have-security-deposit-returned-to-him-by-nova-scotia-landlord-halifax/ A Halifax tenant says he and his former roommates have been waiting more than a year for their nearly $1,600 security deposit to be returned to them by Nova Scotian landlord Marcus Ranjbar. “Unfortunately, this system allows landlord Marcus Ranjbar to continue to abuse more tenants,” said Ahmad Al Mallah, who rented a Halifax apartment […]]]>

A Halifax tenant says he and his former roommates have been waiting more than a year for their nearly $1,600 security deposit to be returned to them by Nova Scotian landlord Marcus Ranjbar.

“Unfortunately, this system allows landlord Marcus Ranjbar to continue to abuse more tenants,” said Ahmad Al Mallah, who rented a Halifax apartment from Ranjbar last year.

Marcus Ranjbar did not respond to an interview request from Global News.

Al Mallah and his housemates paid a $1,593.75 security deposit to rent this apartment in Halifax between May and August 2021.

Alexa MacLean / Global Halifax

Al Mallah and his housemates paid a $1593.75 security deposit to rent a Preston Street apartment in Ranjbar between May 15, 2021 and August 31, 2021.

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Al Mallah has since obtained two orders to have his deposit returned, one through a residential rent agent and the other through Nova Scotia Small Claims Court.

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Including costs and interest, the enforcement order issued in January by small claims court orders Ranjbar to pay Al Mallah and his roommates $1,741.90.

However, Al Mallah says the order could not be enforced as Ranjbar’s bank details are unknown.

“I would expect the government to put forward more ease in terms of enforcement. And it must be very strict and direct so that no one abuses anyone. For example, it is not the landlord who abuses the tenant, it is not the tenant who abuses the landlord,” he said.

An emailed statement sent by Amanda Pelham, a provincial communications adviser, said: “If the sheriff’s office does not have detailed information, it may not be possible to enforce the collection order. Applicants can contact a lawyer to discuss their options.

Nova Scotia’s Residential Tenancies Act Minister said his department is actively considering creating an enforcement and compliance division to deal with outstanding issues like this.

“We don’t have law enforcement officers to investigate and then issue fines and that’s part of our review,” Colton LeBlanc said.

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Mark Culligan, a community legal worker with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, says the province needs to move quickly to expand current protections for tenants.

“Nova Scotia needs new rules that can fine bad landlords and hold them accountable when they’re caught ignoring court orders, repeatedly breaking the same rules, or retaliating against tenants. for attempting to enforce their legal rights,” Culligan wrote in a statement.

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In the meantime, Al Mallah says he is determined to find a way to enforce the orders.

“As long as I stand up for what I believe is fair and just to the people, I think I will continue on this path until the end. I will keep talking,” he said.

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Moving out: Who is canceling Ejari – the landlord or the tenant? https://bcn-stay.com/moving-out-who-is-canceling-ejari-the-landlord-or-the-tenant/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 12:47:08 +0000 https://bcn-stay.com/moving-out-who-is-canceling-ejari-the-landlord-or-the-tenant/ Even after signing your rental agreement, it is important to note that the process for Ejari – which is the registration of this rental agreement – still needs to be completed. When it comes to registering your Ejari with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera), it is your landlord’s responsibility to complete the process, but […]]]>

Even after signing your rental agreement, it is important to note that the process for Ejari – which is the registration of this rental agreement – still needs to be completed. When it comes to registering your Ejari with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera), it is your landlord’s responsibility to complete the process, but payment is the responsibility of the tenant.

Regarding the cancellation of Ejari, at the time of the move, this process must also be completed by the owner.

“It is the landlord’s responsibility to cancel the Ejari as there should only be one Ejari registration against a property,” said Tinicia Hepworth, rental manager at Better Homes.

It is the owner’s responsibility to cancel the Ejari as there should only be one Ejari registration per property.

– Tinicia Hepworth, Rental Manager at Better Homes

When is the Ejari cancelled?

According to real estate experts who spoke to Gulf News, Ejari is canceled when a tenant or landlord does not plan to renew the lease or a rental agreement is terminated early.

But, Hepworth explained that in the event of an early termination of the tenancy, both parties must give their approval.

“The Ejari can be canceled before the contract expires, only if there is a written No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the landlord and tenant,” she said.

Is Ejari automatically canceled after moving?

Louisa Bridge, head of property management at Haus and Haus Real Estate, said the Ejari is not canceled automatically and an application requesting the request must be completed by the landlord or property management company.

She said: ‘You must cancel it by applying for cancellation from Ejari online or at an Ejari typing centre. Once the request is submitted, it will take 24 hours to reflect in the system.

“When you cancel, you get a cancellation certificate to provide as proof of cancellation so that the next tenant can proceed with the registration of their Ejari.”

When you cancel, you get a cancellation certificate to provide as proof of cancellation so that the next tenant can proceed with the registration of their Ejari.

– Louisa Bridge, Head of Haus Property Management and Haus Real Estate

What happens if the Ejari is not cancelled?

In addition to making it difficult for the landlord to officially allow another tenant to move into the unit, you may also encounter issues as a tenant when moving into your new home.

“Without the cancellation of the previous Ejari, the new tenant may have problems registering their new rental agreement and you will not be able to connect to water and electricity through the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa ),” Hepworth said.

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