Volume 1, Issue 1 September 2014
Welcome to the Inaugural Hoffman Manor Newsletter

This newsletter is brought to you by Plan A Real Estate Services Ltd. as a means to provide you with important information relating to your tenancy. As a resident of Hoffman Manor, we ask you to please read this carefully and trust you will find the content useful.”

Understanding your Lease Obligations

Please be reminded to review your lease carefully and make sure you are compliant with all of your obligations. For those of you who signed leases with the previous building owner, please be aware that your current landlord has already informed you that you are required to fulfill all of your lease obligations, regardless of whether the previous owner enforced them.”

Laundry Update

Despite the rising costs of maintaining Hoffman Manor, the landlord has decided to reduce the recent increase in laundry charges to: $3.25 per cycle for both the washer and dryer (60 minutes).

RTB-16 Application

It seems that some tenants misunderstood the information notice dated August 21, 2014. To clarify, the landlord is considering but has not yet applied to the Residential Tenancy Branch to permit rent increases above the prescribed annual statutory limit. Rent comparisons are currently being evaluated to determine appropriate market rents for this building.

Pet Policy

Pets are generally disallowed unless you have explicit consent from the landlord. If you have a pet, yet do not have the required written permission, please contact us to resolve the situation.

Bike Storage Passes

For those tenants who are still storing their bicycles at Hofman Manor, please ensure that you are attaching the required Bike Storage Pass to your bicycle. As per the August 29th, 2014 information notice you received, this is a mandatory building regulation which has been implemented to enhance security. You were provided bike storage passes with the August 29th information notice.”

Security System

As per the September 6th, 2014 information notice you received, we are happy to inform you that security at Hofman Manor will soon be enhanced with a state-of-the-art video surveillance system. The audio capabilities of the system will be disabled.”

Illegal Craigslist Activities

It has come to our attention that somebody is posting defamatory Craigslist ads about Plan A. These postings are in violation of Craigslist policies and subject to civil action. We are investigating this matter and are offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of this individual. Please contact us if you have relevant information.


Please note that as new tenants move into Hofman Manor over the coming months, we encourage you to welcome your new neighbours!

Quote of the Day

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
– Mahatma Gandhi, born
October 2, 1869

‘Hofman’ Trivia

Did you know?”
• During an Eminem concert, a mysterious man in a mummy costume got up on stage dancing alongside the singer and Dr. Dre during the song, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ thang.” At the end of the song, Eminem asked the audience who they thought it was, and it was revealed to be Dustin Hoffman.”
• The day Bobby Kennedy got shot, Dustin went to a restaurant where, a then unknown Robert DeNiro, was his waiter.