FortisBC’s Rental Apartment Efficiency Program Saves Money

More than 80 per cent of rental apartment buildings in British Columbia are over 35 years old and most aren’t nearly as energy efficient as they should be. As a result, the Rental Apartment Efficiency Program (RAP) was introduced by FortisBC to help landlords and property...

Rental Housing Industry Speaks to the Feds About Marijuana Legalization

On September 13, Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA) President John Dickie appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, which is considering Bill C-45, the marijuana legalization legislation. The marijuana legalization issues are ...

Credit Checks Are Critical To The Provision of Secure Rental Housing

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) governs how landlords collect, use and disclose personal information of their tenants.  Generally, this means obtaining a tenant’s consent and having a reasonable purpose for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal in...

2018 Maximum Allowable Rent Increase

The standard rent increase process outlined in the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations allows landlords to increase their existing tenants rent once a year at a prescribed percentage. There are three things you must understand before increasing a tenant’s rent, they i...