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...

50 Years of Learning From and Writing History

Fifty years ago, an influx of rental housing development shaped legislation and helped solidify landlord associations in BC Seven years ago, the BC Apartment Owners and Managers Association (BCAOMA), the Rental Owners and Managers Society of BC (ROMS BC), and the Renta...

Taking COVID-19 Precautions. BC is Not Out of The Woods Yet!

On October 19th, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, confirmed that British Columbia has entered the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. There are steps that landlords can take to protect themselves and the health of their tenants. LandlordBC has put toge...

COVID-19 – October 2020 Update

On March 17th, 2020, the BC Provincial government declared a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement brought with it much uncertainty for all British Columbians — including landlords. While we are not yet out of the woods, we have entere...

2020 and 2021 Rent Increases: What You Need to Know

  2020 Rent Increase: 2.6% 2021 Rent Increase: 1.4% 2020 Rent Increases Rent Increase Notices served in December 2019 would have had an effective date of April 1, 2020. In late March there was a Ministerial Order which delayed these increases and...