UBCM Shenanigans

By Jens Von Bergmann and Nathan Lauster The Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governance structure in Canada creates a fun pattern whereby all governments are happy to take credit for good things that happen, but when bad things happen, each tends to point the finger ...

Comment: Demographics Confirm a Housing Supply Problem

A commentary by a vice-president, advisory, with the Rennie real estate organization of Vancouver. By: Andrew Ramlo Feb. 9 marked the release of the first tranche of data from the 2021 census. This first release provided data on total population and housing counts acr...

Mental Health and Mental Illness: Resources and Tools for Landlords

Often, landlords, building managers and property managers are required to navigate sensitive situations involving their tenants, and mental health and addiction, can at times, be a mitigating factor. The Canadian Mental Health Associations reports that 1 in 5 people in Ca...

4 Tips for Homebuyers Purchasing a House with a Rental Unit

Many homebuyers planning to purchase a home may find an appeal in one that comes with a secondary rental unit that can help to generate additional income to offset mortgage payments. For any would-be landlords who are investing in a home with a secondary unit, we have ...

Taking a Stand on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The residential rental housing industry has enormous potential to combat systemic racism by making a conscious effort There’s no question that as a society we are increasingly witnessing the pervasiveness of racial injustice and, if we are being honest, we know full well...

Free to Market for Thee But Not for Me

A closer look at the imbalance between provincial rent increases and inflation By David Gargaro, editor RHB magazine, Oct/Nov 2021 issue A rental property owner’s ability to increase rents typically depends on whether the province or territory has rent control. If the...

Electrification of Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

The following is an excerpt taken from the “Electrification of Multi-Unit Residential Buildings” report completed in October 2021. LandlordBC was pleased to participate in this project, and our association remains committed to providing our members with the most up-to-dat...

The Only Real Long-Term Solution to the Rental Housing Crisis

When it comes to rental housing, it is a well-known fact that municipalities control land use and permit approvals, thus municipalities also control the amount of new rental housing built in the community. We would like to state a simple truth as it applies to rental hous...