Fire Safety & the RTB

For responsible building owners and property managers, the decision to prepare and implement a fire safety plan should be obvious. A fire safety plan is a cost-effective way to dramatically improve the level of life safety for building occupants and to increase the level ...

2017 Residential Tenancy Branch Update

Keeping up to date with changes from the RTB is a critical aspect of being a landlord. Using the wrong form or referencing an out of date policy can cause problems down the road. To ensure that you are up to date on the most recent announcements from the RTB we have compi...

Canada’s rental housing industry contributes $70 billion to the economy

November 29, 2016: Canada’s rental housing industry contributed $70 billion to Canada’s GDP in 2015, while supporting 435,000 full-time jobs, and generating nearly $26 billion in tax revenues to governments, according to a new KPMG report released today by the Canadian ...

Fixed Term Tenancies – what you need to know from LandlordBC

Rental housing is a hot topic, here’s our guide to help you understand fixed term tenancies and what they entail. Definition: A fixed term is a tenancy set for a specific period of time, for example a year, a month or a week. These terms can have a vacate clause, in...

City of Vancouver sues to shut down Airbnb rental

B.C. Supreme Court petition cites zoning bylaw as rationale to stop nightly rental of 2-bedroom suite By Jason Proctor, CBC News The City of Vancouver has taken its battle with Airbnb to B.C. Supreme Court — petitioning to stop the nightly rental of a two-bedroo...

Rental Housing Code Red….Hell Yeah

By David Hutniak for Generation Squeeze One cannot pick up a newspaper or peruse online these days without finding an article or commentary from a diverse group of stakeholders and interested parties discussing the current rental housing supply challenges in Vancouv...

Vancouver proposes tighter Airbnb restrictions

Vancouver mayor wants to ban Airbnb rentals for those who aren’t living in the homes they are listing The Canadian Press Vancouver’s mayor wants to ban Airbnb rentals for those who aren’t living in the homes they are listing, while requiring everyone else to hol...

Proposed Empty Homes Tax approved to go to public consultation

City staff to seek direction on exemptions and tax rate from Vancouver residents  Today City Council took next steps on a proposed new Empty Homes Tax to help relieve pressure on the rental housing market. City staff will now move forward with public consultation to...