Small Landlords Cannot Be Forgotten During This Crisis

The vast majority of rental housing providers in BC are small mom and pops.  These are real people providing critical housing and they are potentially facing huge financial consequences during this crisis.  The Government of British Columbia cannot simply ignore these fol...

COVID-19 Sample Letter – What to say to your tenants

To the tenants of properties managed by xxxx, We value our relationships with our tenants and wanted to reach out to you in these difficult and uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the measures being taken to reduce transmission of the virus, will mean adjustmen...

UPDATE: COVID-19 and Residential Tenancies

As Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Horgan promise to support Canadians and British Columbians as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, our thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event.  We wish to especially thank the healthcare workers, ...

COVID-19 and Your Rental Property

Landlords have a responsibility under the Residential Tenancy Act to provide and maintain a safe rental unit and residential property. This means maintaining reasonable cleanliness throughout common areas of the residential property. While regular cleaning is always requi...

Renters to receive deposits back faster

MEDIA RELEASE Renters will be able to receive their security and pet deposits back in a fair and timely manner, thanks to changes made by the Government of B.C. “Renters should not have to go through a time-consuming process to have their deposits returned to them,”...

New Rental Zoning Tool Could Help Make New Rental Homes A Reality

MEDIA RELEASE A coalition of rental stakeholders, the Partners for Rental Housing, has released a technical report, entitled Making Rental a Reality, calling on the provincial government to bring forward guidelines and protocols in reference to a new and untested renta...

Rental Housing: Where Seattle Thrives, Vancouver Stumbles

Reprinted from the Goodman Report By Andrey Pavlov, PH.D. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart apparently had a very productive visit to Seattle a couple of weeks ago. In an interview during his visit the mayor said he would like “to get a better understanding of how Seatt...