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University to Evict Man 13 Years After Graduation

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the until-the-wheels-come-off dept.

Idle 19

The party's over for Alkis Gerd'son. The University of Victoria has won a court decision and plans on evicting him from student housing almost 13 years after he graduated. Gerd'son had been arguing that the university was trying to evict him because he is disabled; while the university maintained that his failure to enroll in credit courses since 1997 was the real reason.

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This (2)

jdkramar (803337) | more than 4 years ago | (#30695618)

explains why I can never get into the good dorms. There are a bunch of middle age men camping in them!

Re:This (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30711508)

By definition, the good dorms are *not* the ones being occupied by middle-aged men.

This is just sad on two levels (2, Insightful)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 4 years ago | (#30696048)

One, that the courts took this long to get this far. Two, that the dude actually wants to stay in the dorms.

Re:This is just sad on two levels (3, Informative)

jayme0227 (1558821) | more than 4 years ago | (#30698366)

When I went to college, we had very nice single-occupancy apartments built into many of our dorms. They usually weren't anything special compared to "normal" apartments, but they were cheap and had a good location within the city.

Re:This is just sad on two levels (1)

Nutria (679911) | more than 4 years ago | (#30702514)

When I went to college, we had very nice single-occupancy apartments built into many of our dorms.

Either

  1. you're a girl,
  2. guys have pussied out in the past 30 years, or
  3. you went to a really expensive private school (which I guess is the same as option 2).

Re:This is just sad on two levels (2, Insightful)

Mytheral (774579) | more than 4 years ago | (#30703712)

I've been in bad dorms and good dorms.

Dorms with full kitchens/baths that make cheaper apartments look like doll houses for a fraction of the price.

Then I've been in bare basic dorms that are just claustrophobic places to sleep, and the guy down the hall is trashed 24/7 and always too drunk to clean up his vomit.

Every school and dorm building have different standards. *shrug*

Re:This is just sad on two levels (1)

story645 (1278106) | more than 4 years ago | (#30734118)

Dorms with full kitchens/baths that make cheaper apartments look like doll houses for a fraction of the price.

I want your dorms. The ones my school offers cost more than equivalent apartments in the neighborhoods. Yearly rent with a roommate costs me about half what a shared dorm room would, and I get my own kitchen out of it.

Re:This is just sad on two levels (1)

Brunellus (875635) | more than 4 years ago | (#30709796)

Courts have nothing to do with it--a court can only order him out if the landlord has asked the court to do so. What you should wonder at is why the UNIVERSITY took so long in getting him out of there.

Rincewind? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30701792)

Is that you, Rincewind?

Re:Rincewind? (2, Informative)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 4 years ago | (#30707278)

No. Not Rincewind.

Fred Cassidy. [wikipedia.org]

Re:Rincewind? (2, Informative)

obarthelemy (160321) | more than 4 years ago | (#30719546)

+1 funny

Lazlo? Lazlo!! Is That You??? (2, Funny)

KJSwartz (254652) | more than 4 years ago | (#30703322)

13 years in the dorms -- gotta be Lazlo, running off Publisher Clearinghouse entries by the carload.

Re:Lazlo? Lazlo!! Is That You??? (1)

onepoint (301486) | more than 4 years ago | (#30724780)

best reference yet, I'm wondering if the girl is still with him ?

sounds like he needs to... (1)

passion (84900) | more than 4 years ago | (#30704372)

take a cooking class - you know he's still in the dorms because he's too lazy to cook for himself.

ugh (3, Insightful)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 4 years ago | (#30713340)

People need to grow some balls and call people dishonest scammers even if they're disabled. Why is it like every handicapped person magically is an angel? There are lying assholes out there like this guy just as much as any group. It's like saying all *insert race here* people are perfect (or bad). And he gets a second thumbs down from me in that he's using his disability as an excuse for all this. What a jackass!

Re:ugh (1)

Thelasko (1196535) | more than 4 years ago | (#30738978)

I think you have watched one too many episodes of House.

Seriously... WTF. (1)

seeker_1us (1203072) | more than 4 years ago | (#30719730)

I liked living on campus when I was a student, but I had to move off campus because my school wouldn't let me stay there during the 8 weeks of "summer vacation" while I was working 60 hours a week in a lab on research for my thesis and enrolled in fall classes already.

And this university let him live in student housing for 13 years without him taking a class (and pretty much clear that he wasn't going to take a class)?

Huh? (1)

rakslice (90330) | more than 4 years ago | (#30734688)

In BC, the Residential Tenancy Act has a blanket exemption for educational institutions' student/staff housing [bclaws.ca] . That kind of thing isn't doesn't exist everywhere... I vaguely remember some cases about unlawful evictions against Ontario universities back when I lived there decades ago, and I see they have a narrower educational exemption... [gov.on.ca]

Does it really surprise people that universities would need the same kinds of grounds for an eviction as any other landlord?

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