Running in the 2022 Municipal Election? Please Read This

In 2018, in the weeks leading up to the municipal elections that year, LLBC released a paper entitled “The Only Long-Term Solution to the Rental Housing Crisis”.  With the impending municipal elections in October of this year, we’ve decided to re-publish the article witho...

BAP Needs to Focus on Protecting People, Not Buildings

There’s been recent media attention given to Vancouver’s Broadway Area Plan (BAP) in the context of proposed tenant protections and the suggestion that "the builders" will pay for these protections. LandlordBC endorses the notion of renter supports, but the economics of r...

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...