RTA Maximum Rent Increase Woefully Inadequate

Property of LandlordBC. This material may not be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of LandlordBC.  INTRODUCTION The residential rental housing sector is on a negative financial trajectory. Some of the highest cost i...

Email as a Method of Service

LandlordBC has long advocated that landlords and tenants should be allowed to use email as a method of service. It has been a topic we have raised repeatedly and echoed again to the 2018 Rental Housing Task Force who included it in their list of recommendations. In the fi...

City of Victoria Rental Property Standards of Maintenance Bylaw

As part of the City’s efforts to improve rental housing and support for renters, a new bylaw has been approved to support a minimum standard of rental housing in Victoria and will come into effect on January 31, 2021. The new bylaw includes standards to ensure the quality...

BC Building Code Accessibility Handbook 2020 – Now Available

Creating accessible homes is an important part of the BC Building Code as it ensures that buildings are designed in a way that allows all people to not only enter and exit but also move safely throughout. The Building Accessibility Handbook 2020 is now available and re...

I Rent It Right™ – Helping You Succeed as a Landlord

Education is a fundamental necessity for success and operating in the rental housing industry is no exception. As a landlord, you must strike a balance between your rights and responsibilities and your tenant’s rights and responsibilities as dictated by the multiple piece...

Strength in Advocacy Comes From Your Membership

The socioeconomic catastrophe created by COVID-19 has put more regulatory pressure than ever on residential landlords in British Columbia.  Residential landlords are an integral part of our economy, and Canadians will rely on them moving forward for the economic activity ...

Rent Banks – An Additional Resource for Landlords

Rent banks are not only for tenants but they are also an additional resource for landlords, too. How do rent banks work? Rent banks across the province provide small, interest-free loans to eligible low and moderate income renters. They help renters, who find themselv...

Fall Economic Statement Impacts on Rental Housing Sector

Finance Minister Freeland delivered the Fall Economic Statement on November 30. The main areas on which the Statement impacts the rental housing sector include the following: No new taxes on rental investments:  Our sector has been increasingly concerned ...

Rent Freeze Extended, Pending Increases Cancelled

While we now effectively have the final results of the October 24, 2020 provincial election (subject to one recount), we congratulate Mr. Horgan and the BC NDP on their securing a majority government.  We look forward to continuing to constructively collaborate with the g...