Norwood tenants given order to vacate by new property manager

Glacier Equities says it plans on giving all current residents the option to buy their apartments at a discounted price, but it has not been able to yet because the attorney general still must approve an amendment.

News 12 Staff

Jan 2, 2021, 11:37 PM

Updated 1,298 days ago

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Dozens of tenants at 3245 Perry Ave. in Norwood have received a 90-day notice to vacate the building from their new property manager, OneVesta.
The residents, who described themselves to News 12 as tight-knit, received the letters just before Christmas.
Glacier Equities closed on a portion of the building's apartments, which it says had been sublet by the former owner. The real estate investment firm says the Perry Avenue building is a cooperative, not a rental – meaning shareholders own their apartments and residences are intended for sale.
Donald Gordon, a UPS driver, has lived there and rented since 2009.
"During the pandemic, I am out here trying to make sure people get what they need and packages are getting to homes on time and still my home is not secure because someone wants to be a heartless person."
In a statement to News 12, Glacier Equities said in part:
"Once we renovate with building-wide and individual apartment upgrades, we expect to be able to offer units for sale...We will be contacting tenants about purchase opportunities."
Glacier Equities says it plans on giving all current residents the option to buy their apartments at a discounted price, but it has not been able to yet because the attorney general still must approve an amendment.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz says new eviction legislation can hopefully protect tenants through May 1 "if they can claim they have a COVID-related issue.”
Glacier Equities says it is willing to work with each tenant in their situation.


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