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April 8, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for four great sessions, including Landlord 102 – the second part of the education we provided across BC in the fall of 2019! Also, Scott McGregor from the Residential Tenancy Branch Compliance and Enforcement Unit, an expert legal panel, and will conclude with the Honourable David Eby, QC, Attorney General, and Minister Responsible for Housing.

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Landlord 102

9:00 – 11:00 am
Regardless of the number of properties you own or manage, the key to successful tenancies is rooted in having a solid foundation of knowledge in the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. Join LandlordBC’s Director of Operations, Hunter Boucher for an interactive and in-depth look at setting up and maintaining sustainable tenancies. Using a series of real world scenarios, this workshop will cover the complexities of these rights and responsibilities, how to communicate through these situations, and what happens if communication breaks down. This presentation is Pt. 2 of the workshop that Hunter presented across British Columbia in 2019.

Presenter: Hunter Boucher is the Director of Operations at LandlordBC with over 12 years of experience working with the rental housing industry, with a background and expertise in legislative issues and industry best practices. Hunter has taken on many roles within LandlordBC, including the development of our robust webinar series, presenting at various workshops across the province, and managing LandlordBC’s legislative helpline.

This presentation sponsored by

Compliance and Enforcement Unit

11:15 – 11:45 am
Scott McGregor, is the Director of the Compliance and Enforcement Unit for the Residential Tenancy Branch. Scott will be providing an overview of the new unit since its inception in May, 2019. The presentation will cover such topics as the purpose of this unit, their mandate, processes and authorities under the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, the effectiveness of the unit thus far, some challenges and looking ahead at some things to come.

Presenter: Scott joined the B.C. Public Service, Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) in September 2018 as the Director for the new Compliance and Enforcement Unit (CEU) and spent the next 9 months building the Compliance Unit. The CEU assists in assuring compliance with the tenancy laws of British Columbia by investigating repeated, or serious and deliberate contraventions or for failure to follow Orders or decisions of the Director. The CEU provides education and information sometimes in the form of verbal or written warnings, conducts early interventions and levies administrative monetary penalties when appropriate.

This presentation is sponsored by

What’s in store for the future of technology in a post-pandemic world?

Special lunchtime presentation by premier sponsor, Yardi Canada Ltd.

As the world transitions towards a post-pandemic era, is your organization confident and prepared to compete in the next phase of BC renters? Can you leverage technology to simplify your day-to-day tasks, empower your staff and engage your residents without having to enforce more downtime for implementation? How can you mindfully bring about tech change in a consistently evolving world? Attend this session and fill the knowledge gap of how to supercharge your property management business as efficiently and profitably as possible with technology.

Presenter: Parisa Vafaei – Regional Manager, Yardi Canada Ltd.

Legal Panel

12:15 – 1:45 pm
A session not to be missed! This panel of legal experts will discuss a variety of topics such as documentation, what a landlord needs to consider before ending a tenancy, dispute resolution, and what impact court decisions have on residential tenancies.

Panelists:

Michael Drouillard, Lawyer, Harper Grey LLP
Michael is a practicing lawyer with Harper Grey LLP.  He is also co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  Michael’s practice primarily serves owners and operators of commercial real estate investments and real estate professionals.  Michael’s real estate transaction practice is focused on the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of commercial real estate, and includes extensive experience with multi-family and manufactured home park transactions. His dispute resolution practice is balanced between real estate disputes, construction, landlord and tenant, and for-profit residential housing regulation and administrative law.  He also advises real estate brokers about their professional responsibilities under the Real Estate Services Act.

Claire Immega, Partner, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
Claire represents commercial and residential landlords and property managers, real estate owners and developers, corporate stakeholders, and a wide variety of regulated professionals. She regularly appears in British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and a variety of regulatory bodies and administrative tribunals, and has assisted clients before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Grant Haddock, Lawyer, Haddock and Company
Grant Haddock was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1992 and is the principal of Haddock & Company, Lawyers. Grant’s core areas of practice are residential and commercial tenancy co-operative housing law, strata property law, residential and commercial tenancy, human rights, privacy and construction law. Grant has acted for numerous housing providers and construction companies, appearing for them at all levels of court and at various tribunals. Grant has been a course leader and frequent speaker at educational conferences sponsored by industry leaders.

Moderator: Hunter Boucher

This presentation is sponsored by

Minister David Eby, QC, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Minister Eby will be sharing his goals as Minister responsible for Housing, as well as giving an update on the Rental Housing Task Force recommendations that continue to be advanced by his Ministry. In addition, Minister Eby will provide information and updates on recent regulatory changes that have taken place since he assumed the role. This presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A period.

 

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