The former owner of an illegal hostel in North Vancouver has now been charged with break-and-enter after trying to apparently move back into the property last weekend.
Emily Yu, who was evicted and forced to sell her home after a multi-year court battle with her former strata, arrived with moving trucks and tried to move back into the townhouse on April 10, neighbours told Global News.
Yu faces a separate criminal charge from last November for disobeying a court order for allegedly refusing access to the property to a bailiff, a realtor and a potential buyer.
Yu was evicted from the property in December. In February, the B.C. Supreme Court approved the sale of the townhouse after a four-year legal dispute over Yu converting the property to a 15-bed hostel.
The new owners have taken possession, but haven’t moved in as they prepare the property for renovations.
In a previous statement, Yu denied the townhouse was no longer her property.
“It is my resident (sic) now. Except, due to property title fraud, the property title fraudulently changes to a third party without my consent,” she claimed.
Yu also denied she was at the property on April 10.
-with files from Simon Little