2022 Rent Increase Set at 1.5%

The provincially mandated rent increase freeze is set to expire January 1st, 2022 and the Residential Tenancy Branch has announced the 2022 maximum rent increase percentage. The Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations establishes the percentage of increase, timing, and no...

A Continuing Threat to BC’s Rental Housing Ecosystem

Stakeholders genuinely concerned about BC’s rental housing ecosystem understand that rent control is harmful to all renters and especially future renters.  Endless layers of regulation discourage investment in purpose-built rental housing thereby threatening the security ...

Additional Rent Increase – Capital Expenditures

In September of 2018, the Government announced the annual rent increase formula would be changing, essentially removing the additional two percent added to inflation, along with this announcement came a promise to address landlords’ costs for necessary capital expenditure...

COVID-19 Step 3 Update

With BC entering Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the state of emergency being lifted and the COVID-19 Related Measures Act coming to an end it is important to review how these changes affect residential tenancies. While many sectors are opening up, we are not yet out of the ...

LandlordBC Wins CFAA Association Achievement of the Year

On May 5th, 2021, LandlordBC was proud to have been awarded the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA) Association Achievement of the Year in recognition of the work that our association has done on behalf of members and the broader rental housing sector in ...

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...