Robust rental market demands additional units

Vacancy numbers shrinking, rents rising across the province.By Peter Mitham, Business In Vancouver   Rental boost Real estate contributes billions of dollars to Canada’s economy each year, as a host of economic impact reports indicate. Rental housing is not...

A landlord's take on B.C.'s rental crunch

Portable housing allowances could solve rental crunchBy David Hutniak, CEO LandlordBC In B.C. — and Metro Vancouver in particular — the issue of rental housing supply and affordability is well documented, the bottom line being that principles of supply and demand di...

CFAA National Outlook Dec 2014

Click here for the digital edition of the CFAA National outlook for December 2014 Topics include: CFAA Rental Housing Conference 2015 (Toronto, June 10, 11 & 12) Income splitting reforms benefit families and landlords CFAA’s new tack on lobbying ...

Economic Impact Assessment Study – BC’s Rental Housing Sector

LandlordBC has released the study entitled “Economic Impact Assessment Study – British Columbia’s Rental Housing Sector” conducted by KPMG LLP (KPMG). The study provides estimates of the 2013 economic impact of BC’s rental housing industry on the economies of BC and the...

BC Facing Rental Crisis

Report on the BC rental housing crisis as aired on Breakfast Television on December 9th, 2014. Please click here for the video.

Rental Crunch: Part 1

Battle for a dwindling stock of available suites nears crisis levels in B.C.By Kent Spencer, The Province Seventy per cent of B.C. renters say that if they wanted to move, they would find it difficult or impossible to find another rental. That statistic, accordi...

Hoarding: New rights for tenants that aren’t sitting well with landlords

16×9 originally aired “Hoarder’s Law” on November 23rd, 2013By Hannah James, 16x9 Three years ago, Steven Vassilev was thrown into the public eye and labelled a “hoarder” by some of his neighbours. His newspaper and book collection – some of it on his balcony – help...

The tenant who will not leave

Angela Cunningham claims she’s getting the runaround from B.C.'s Residential Tenancy Branch, and wonders if legislation is biased toward the renterBy Cassidy Olivier, The Province Prince George resident Angela Cunningham thought she had found the perfect tenant in J...

B.C. landlords call for bad-tenants registry

CBC News tracked one couple who lived nearly rent-free at 5 rental properties since 2012CBC News A CBC News investigation exposing how a Maple Ridge couple paid little or no rent at several homes over the last two years is spurring renewed calls for a bad-tenants re...