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...

No condo too small after Victoria changes rules

Bill Cleverley / Times Colonist As Victoria moves to allow more micro apartment units, public spaces have to become living spaces, and peoples’ attitudes toward vagrancy have to change, say some city councillors. “I basically think we have to turn the page on th...