February 25, 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 … [Read more...]

Tenants and renters in Surrey have reason to celebrate

The City of Surrey has passed a motion to adopt a Standards of Maintenance Bylaw. Sue Pollard with Acorn says the bylaw will help ensure basic rights like timely repairs for issues like heat, electricity and water, "If you have legitimate repair issues as a tenant, you can go through the Residential Tenancy Branch process, win an Order, but then … [Read more...]