Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2017 is Earth Day. It’s hard to believe that the very first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. I was in high school and had long, dark hair, basically slept in my faded skinny jeans and, wore red Adidas Gazelle sneakers. I know what you’re thinking. Man was he ...

Guest Blog: Why We Enrolled in the Landlord Registry™️

Blog originally posted here via Hollyburn Properties LandlordBC, the association that represents owners and managers of rental housing in British Columbia, recently launched a new quality assurance program called the Landlord Registry™️. This online database is designe...

Proper Notice of Entry

This is the time of year when landlords assess their building maintenance and any repairs that might be necessary after the winter. Whether your rental unit is in a multi-unit residential building or a single-family dwelling, a key aspect of this assessment is inspecting ...

What Do Landlord Associations Actually Do for You?

Guest post written by LandlordBC partner Pendo Full disclosure before we dive in: at Pendo, we think landlord associations are important. For one thing, they share our mission – to create happy coexistence between you and your tenants, and to help you turn your prop...

Help Is On The Way! Becoming A Landlord – Empty Homes Tax Support

LandlordBC - How we can help! Low rental vacancy rates are putting stress on Vancouver’s renters.  The City of Vancouver’s new Empty Homes Tax is an initiative to help relieve low vacancy rates and LandlordBC is here to help you gain the knowledge and expertise you n...

Are Your Rental Properties Ready for Spring?

Believe it or not the first day of spring, March 20th, is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about how to get your rental buildings and any common property prepared for the season, especially after the wallop of winter that many felt this year. H...

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...
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