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Friday, May 10, 2019 7:10 PM
To address the issue of housing affordability for British Columbians, the Province is curbing speculative demand in B.C.’s housing market and helping build 114,000 affordable market rental, non-profit, supported social housing and owner-purchase housing through partnerships.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:15 PM
In addressing the recommendations of the provincial Rental Housing Task Force, the B.C. government is moving ahead immediately with increased public education and bolstered enforcement to better protect the rights of both renters and landlords.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:30 PM
The Rental Housing Task Force has submitted its final report and recommendations to make B.C.’s rental housing system fairer by dealing with renovictions, making renting more secure, and improving enforcement of regulations and laws.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:00 PM
National Housing Day marks a year of changes and investments by the Province to help make life more affordable for seniors, families and people around B.C, while creating tens of thousands of new jobs and supporting local economies.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5:00 PM
Renters and landlords are getting more efficient service through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB), thanks to government investments and innovations making it easier to apply for dispute resolution online and shortening wait times for both hearings and information.
Friday, October 19, 2018 9:30 PM
Arrangements are being made to ensure that British Columbians continue to receive cheques and critical documents in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:45 PM
The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to tackle speculation in B.C.'s housing market and help turn empty properties into homes for people.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:30 PM
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is listening to the concerns of renters and taking action on an early recommendation from B.C.’s Rental Housing Task Force by cutting the annual allowable rent increase by 2%, limiting it to inflation.
Monday, September 24, 2018 4:45 PM
British Columbia’s Rental Housing Task Force is recommending the provincial government change the annual allowable rent increase formula to ease pressure on renters.
Friday, September 7, 2018 8:00 PM
Based on the B.C. Consumer Price Index and the formula for rent increases in British Columbia, the maximum annual allowable rent increase will be 4.5% in 2019.