The latest advice, commentary and opinions from our contributing authors on current issues faced by landlords in British Columbia.

24 07, 2016

Dealing with Noise Complaints in Rental Buildings

By |2016-08-03T04:32:55-07:00July 24, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="listspacing"]Noise complaints are one of the most difficult and frustrating issues for landlords to deal with.  This is because noise complaints are often subjective (as gauged by the tenant who finds the noise unacceptable), transient (not constantly occurring such that the noise issue can be evidenced), or beyond the [...]

24 07, 2016

Business Activities in the Rental Unit

By |2016-08-03T04:31:20-07:00July 24, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="listspacing"]Most landlords assume that tenants will use the residential premises for residential purposes.  Some landlords may be surprised that the RTB-1 form of Landlord/Tenant Contract does not contain any provisions therein regarding the operation of businesses in a rental unit.  Purpose drafted contracts may contain provision regarding the operation [...]

12 06, 2016

Frequently Overlooked Residential Tenancy Issues

By |2016-12-30T13:25:12-07:00June 12, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1469" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]Most landlords know the basics of the Residential Tenancy Act (the Act) and understand the mechanics of a tenancy. However, there are many unknown or misunderstood points that can greatly effect how you run your business as a landlord– whether you have one rental unit or one hundred rental [...]

12 06, 2016

LandlordBC’s Top 10 Frequently Asked Helpline Questions

By |2017-01-13T00:13:13-07:00June 12, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1469" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]We take calls every day from landlords and property managers across the province.  Each call we take is unique and has its own surrounding circumstances. However, some questions come up often and are common challenges faced by many of our members. We have compiled a list of the [...]

16 05, 2016

Serving it right?

By |2016-12-30T13:19:03-07:00May 16, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1469" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]Being a landlord in British Columbia means having to deal with lots of paperwork. As with any business closely regulated by a government body, there are copious amounts of confusing rules and procedures on how this paperwork can be served. Not knowing these rules and procedure can mean [...]

11 05, 2016

Considering other Applicants: The Tenant-Selection Process

By |2017-01-14T11:42:55-07:00May 11, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1469" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]Picking the perfect tenant is a good feeling but there is a downside to the selection process – rejection. It's simple math: if you have ten applicants, you have to turn down nine people. This rejection can be stressful for both you and the applicant. As a landlord [...]

10 04, 2016

Airbn-be gone! Dealing with short term accommodations in residential tenancies

By |2016-11-23T01:22:53-07:00April 10, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So, you’ve just received a letter from your strata corporation informing you that your tenant has been fined for violating the strata’s short-term accommodation bylaw. Before receiving this letter, you had no idea that your tenant was using to list your condo for short term occupancy while he was out of town [...]

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