Just Released! CMHC Rental Market Survey Report

CMHC just released its annual Rental Market Survey Report and we’ve provided copies of the British Columbia, Vancouver CMA and Victoria CMA for your review. The results are not surprising with low vacancy rates continuing to persist in a large swath of the BC as the de...

Did you know? – Ending a Tenancy

The Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) provides four ways for a landlord to end a tenancy and address the needs of a landlord to take back possession of their rental unit. There are three notice to end tenancy forms that are each used for specific situations and in extreme ...

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...