The announcement made by Premier John Horgan, Housing Minister Selena Robinson, and MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert outlined several initiatives and policy changes that will occur to address the unique challenges landlords and tenants are facing in the time of COVID-19. The plan from government has a broad scope, touching on rent increases, evictions, access to common areas, methods of service, and landlords’ access to rental units. With that said, a core message delivered by the Premier is that tenants should still be paying their rent and the Province of BC, in partnership with other provincial and federal aid programs, will be there to ensure it is.
We have developed a series of resources to help you and your tenants navigate these difficult times. In this package you will find:
- A sample letter to send to your tenants
- A list of Federal and Provincial Aid Plans and where to find more information
- A Payment Agreement
This is a fast changing situation and we will continue to keep you informed as more information becomes available.