My Rental Housing ‘Influence’ Wish List

Earlier this month I was included in a section of Victoria-based Boulevard Magazine called The Influencers. I often say I have a face for radio, but their photographer worked wonders with the raw materials I provided and it’s flattering to be included. However, it made me...

It’s time to help renters with a national portable housing benefit!

The recent commitment of the Federal government to formalize a National Housing Strategy is a critically important departure from the neglect of successive governments on this file for the past several decades.  However, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details, an...

BC launches landlord registry to professionalize rental industry 

January 18, 2017, Victoria, B.C. – A registry for landlords designed to professionalize the rental industry throughout the province launched today. The registry developed by LandlordBC will allow tenants to screen their potential landlords to ensure they are familiar with...

We’re starting a registry for landlords in BC and here’s why….

A few years ago a much-loved advertising campaign garnered attention around the globe: British Columbia, the best place on earth. Like many BCers, I believe this to be true; we are fortunate to live here. However, despite its climate and beauty, for many, our province has...

Fire Safety & the RTB

For responsible building owners and property managers, the decision to prepare and implement a fire safety plan should be obvious. A fire safety plan is a cost-effective way to dramatically improve the level of life safety for building occupants and to increase the level ...

2017 Residential Tenancy Branch Update

Keeping up to date with changes from the RTB is a critical aspect of being a landlord. Using the wrong form or referencing an out of date policy can cause problems down the road. To ensure that you are up to date on the most recent announcements from the RTB we have compi...

Canada’s rental housing industry contributes $70 billion to the economy

November 29, 2016: Canada’s rental housing industry contributed $70 billion to Canada’s GDP in 2015, while supporting 435,000 full-time jobs, and generating nearly $26 billion in tax revenues to governments, according to a new KPMG report released today by the Canadian ...
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