Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Issues New Guidelines

LandlordBC members will recall that in March 2018 the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) published recommendations impacting landlords which LandlordBC immediately disputed.  We subsequently continued to express our strong concern regarding the find...

2020 Maximum Rent Increase Announced

Today the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) released 2020’s maximum rent increase percentage as 2.6%. In their release, which can be read in full here, the RTB sets out the rent increase and speaks to their commitment to improving the outdated and underutilized above regul...

Finding good tenants dependant on being good landlords

LandlordBC's Director of Operations, Hunter Boucher, recently spoke with The Province about tenant screening.  Finding the right tenant starts with being an informed landlord willing to put in the work to set up a proper business relationship, says LandlordBC. When it c...

Fraudulent “Landlords” – It’s Time Government Acted

Landlords and Property Managers have started to see a significant increase in what can only be described as one of the most despicable forms of fraud the rental housing industry has ever witnessed.  While it is innocent prospective renters who are clearly the real victims...

Follow-Up: Residential Rental Tenure Zoning

On July 3, 3019 LandlordBC CEO David Hutniak sent a letter to City of Victoria Mayor and Council regarding a staff report entitled Residential Rental Tenure Zoning.  In this follow-up letter of July 10, 2019 he provides recommendations on how the City of Victoria can posi...

Aarti Investments Ltd. v. Baumann Court of Appeal Decision

An important outcome for residential landlords Recently, reasons for judgment in the case of Aarti Investments Ltd. v. Baumann were released by the Court of Appeal. This case provided the Court of Appeal with a rare opportunity to clarify section 49(6) of the Residentia...

2019 Property Taxation: Distribution of Property Tax Levy

Below is a letter CEO David Hutniak sent to City of Vancouver Mayor, Kennedy Stewart and the City Council on April 25th. We encourage all rental housing providers to write Mayor Stewart and Council requesting that they accept City of Vancouver Staff's recommendation NOT t...