Vacancy Control Ultimately Harms Renters

Vacancy control would tie rent controls to a unit rather than the tenant. Currently, rental owners have the flexibility to adjust rents between tenants to account for building and unit upgrades and other increased costs like property taxes, insurance and utilities, all of...

FortisBC Rental Apartment Efficiency Program (RAP)

LandlordBC has had a long and mutually beneficial collaboration with FortisBC focused on delivering no-cost programs that improve energy efficiency to our members and the broader residential rental housing sector.  One of the best and most successful programs is the Forti...

Rent Increase Cap

On Wednesday, September 7, BC’s Premier John Horgan announced that the 2023 standard annual rent increase percentage would not be based on inflation but instead capped at two percent. This percentage is in effect for any standard annual rent increase with an effective dat...

Residential Tenancy Branch to Record Hearings

Advocacy is sometimes a long game. For years LandlordBC has pushed for more oversight of the Residential Tenancy Branch’s (RTB) Dispute Resolution hearings through the recording of hearings. These efforts go back to our initial involvement as part of the RTB’s stakeholder...