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...

Press Release: BC’s Rental Housing Task Force in Action!

Media Release (for immediate release) BC’s Rental Housing Task Force in Action! Landlord Education in 13 Regional Locations Vancouver, BC (September 18, 2019) -   In December 2018 the BC Government’s Rental Housing Task Force issued 23 recommendations to modernize and ...

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Issues New Guidelines

LandlordBC members will recall that in March 2018 the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) published recommendations impacting landlords which LandlordBC immediately disputed.  We subsequently continued to express our strong concern regarding the find...