Former PM Kim Campbell sues Vancouver condo developer

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Former PM Kim Campbell sues Vancouver condo developer

Campbell alleges her suite in the Hotel Georgia was not completed on time

Posted: Mar 15, 2013 6:57 AM PT 

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2013 9:48 AM PT

The landmark Hotel Georgia was built in 1927. In 2011 developers opened a 48-storey high-rise luxury residential tower adjacent to the original building as part of a redevelopment. The landmark Hotel Georgia was built in 1927. In 2011 developers opened a 48-storey high-rise luxury residential tower adjacent to the original building as part of a redevelopment. ((IBI Group) )
   
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Former prime minister Kim Campbell is suing the redevelopers of the Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver, alleging her condo wasn't ready on time, and now she wants her money back.

In her statement of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court Campbell says she paid a $368,000 deposit on a condo in the new residential high-rise at the Hotel Georgia in 2007.

Former prime minister Kim Campbell is suing the developers of the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. Former prime minister Kim Campbell is suing the developers of the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. (AP )

Her lawyer Bryan Baynham says the pre-sale agreement with Georgia Properties Partnership was that that the condo would be finished December 2011.

"The project wasn't finished on time. They were more than a year late and not surprisingly the people don't want to complete and they want their deposit back."

Campbell and the 12 other pre-sale buyers are suing Georgia Properties Partnership, Georgia Trust, Hotel Georgia Management Ltd and a numbered company to get their deposits back with interest.

The lawyer for the developer says a detailed statement of defense will be filed either later today or Monday.

The allegations have not yet been proven in court. A trial date has been set for next January.

The landmark Hotel Georgia was built in 1927. The developers opened a 48-storey high-rise luxury residential tower adjacent to the original building as part of a redevelopment in January 2013.