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Evicted North Vancouver hostel owner charged with break and enter after trying to move back in

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Just when residents of a North Vancouver townhouse complex thought their years-long battle with a rogue owner had come to an end, it would appear she's back. John Hua has the latest bizarre chapter in the battle over an illegal hostel – Apr 16, 2021

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.

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Emily Yu arrested at North Vancouver townhome – Nov 3, 2020

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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.

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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.

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Yu also denied she was at the property on April 10.

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-with files from Simon Little

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