January 19, 2018

New online database offers renters in Vancouver support

The city considered the most expensive in Canada is now offering help to people who can’t afford to buy a home in Vancouver.
The Rental Standards Database offers an online search of residential buildings, so renters can make more informed decisions.

Mayor Gregor Robertson says most landlords treat tenants with respect, but this database keeps track of those who need to be more responsible.
It covers any building containing at least five suites with bylaw infractions which haven’t been resolved within the past year.
That includes single-room occupancy hotels, private rentals, social housing and supportive units.

Right now, 300 buildings are listed as having problems.

The program in the works more than a year is based on a similar one operated by New York.

CKNW Vancouver News

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