Electrification of Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

The following is an excerpt taken from the “Electrification of Multi-Unit Residential Buildings” report completed in October 2021. LandlordBC was pleased to participate in this project, and our association remains committed to providing our members with the most up-to-dat...

The Only Real Long-Term Solution to the Rental Housing Crisis

When it comes to rental housing, it is a well-known fact that municipalities control land use and permit approvals, thus municipalities also control the amount of new rental housing built in the community. We would like to state a simple truth as it applies to rental hous...

New Residential Tenancy Branch Complaints Process

A statement was released by the Residential Tenancy Branch regarding their complaints process.  LandlordBC continues to actively advocated to the Branch and Housing Minister Eby on behalf of our members and the broader sector to secure more resources (financial and human)...

The Problem With A CPI Based Maximum Rent Increase

The problem with basing a rental rate increase on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is that the rental market is not based on CPI.  LandlordBC has prepared a CPI analysis to illustrate that those items of the All Item CPI Index (AIC) which are directly applicable to the oper...

2022 Rent Increase Set at 1.5%

The provincially mandated rent increase freeze is set to expire January 1st, 2022 and the Residential Tenancy Branch has announced the 2022 maximum rent increase percentage. The Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations establishes the percentage of increase, timing, and no...

A Continuing Threat to BC’s Rental Housing Ecosystem

Stakeholders genuinely concerned about BC’s rental housing ecosystem understand that rent control is harmful to all renters and especially future renters.  Endless layers of regulation discourage investment in purpose-built rental housing thereby threatening the security ...

Additional Rent Increase – Capital Expenditures

In September of 2018, the Government announced the annual rent increase formula would be changing, essentially removing the additional two percent added to inflation, along with this announcement came a promise to address landlords’ costs for necessary capital expenditure...

COVID-19 Step 3 Update

With BC entering Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, the state of emergency being lifted and the COVID-19 Related Measures Act coming to an end it is important to review how these changes affect residential tenancies. While many sectors are opening up, we are not yet out of the ...

LandlordBC Wins CFAA Association Achievement of the Year

On May 5th, 2021, LandlordBC was proud to have been awarded the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA) Association Achievement of the Year in recognition of the work that our association has done on behalf of members and the broader rental housing sector in ...