Posts Tagged ‘BC landlord and tenant news’

BC Landlord and Tenant News

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Mould, insects plague Surrey apartment building

September 7, 2011

A recent CTV report states tenants at a Surrey, B.C. apartment are not getting any help from their landlord or the government.

Kwantlen Park Manor in North Surrey has been plagued by problems with moisture and mould for years, according to tenant Sue Collard.

“Six-and-a-half years I’ve lived in this building, and I have not lived in a suite that does not leak,” she told reporters at a rally.

The property manager acknowledges problems, but says:

“I’m only the manager…go to the goddamn owners. I’ve been fighting it for the last four years myself,” he said.

The building is owned by the well-known Sahota family. In 2007, the roof of one of their East Vancouver properties, the Pandora, collapsed.

Read the CTV Report here

Do Vancouver landlords discriminate?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Or do Landlords Care About Paying Rent on Time, Not Doing Damages, and Getting Along with Other Tenants?

August 26, 2011

As reported in the Globe and Mail finding a great place to rent in Vancouver can be difficult.  It can be even more difficult if you are gay or a single parent, according to a new study.

What do you think?  Do landlords really discriminate based on sexual orientation or on being a single parent?  Or do landlords care more about ability to pay the rent on time, not doing damages, and respecting other tenants?

Read the original study here

Discuss this in our Landlord Advice Forums here.