We are all small business landlords in British Columbia who have ‘skin in the game’ just like you do.
Unlike bureaucrats who get salaries to claim to advocate for landlords as part of their job description our livelihoods depend on our rentals.
So the news landlords are allowed to start evicting tenants again, but not for failing to pay the rent, was a mixed bag.
On Wednesday, the province’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing said landlords can once again issue a Notice to End Tenancy for reasons other than late or missed rent payments, effective immediately.
Landlords are also once again allowed to enter a rental suite without the tenant’s consent, including for maintenance and showings, provided they give 24 hours’ notice.
Any landlords who have existing eviction orders can take them to court for enforcement beginning on July 2nd.
The government stressed that its moratorium on evictions related to rent, and its moratorium on rent increases, remain in effect.
Officials said they will be giving the public advanced notice before lifting those measures.
“A framework will be put in place that will require landlords to work with tenants to repay rent that is owing over a reasonable period of time,” the ministry said.
This is a good start but we need to be able to evict for non-payment asap!