Landlords and Tenants: Let’s Work Together To Improve the British Columbia Rental Industry
There has been a lot debate on the state of the BC rental industry recently. Everything from landlords dealing with serious damages to their rental properties and tenants who don’t pay rent and rent increases that are too low to tenants complaining about ‘renovictions‘ and the high cost of rent.
Because this our landlord members have come together to try to get past all the confusion and want to work with BC tenants to form solutions. The reality is good landlords are looking for good tenants and good tenants are looking for good landlords and high quality, affordable rental housing. So let’s make this happen!
BC Tenants Let Your Voices Be Heard By Small BC Landlords
Many of the rental properties in our province are due to the investment of small investors who become small landlords. Some people call us “mom and pop” landlords but whatever you call us we are the stake holders who have invested our hard earned money into BC rental properties.
Many Small Landlords Were Renters Not That Long Ago
You won’t usually see this in the media, but the reality is many small landlords were renting ourselves not that long ago. We rented while studying at university or while looking for a job. So we know how important it is for landlords to offer high quality, afford housing from our first hand, personal experiences.
A Vancouver landlord wrote in:
“I invested in my condo and made sure it was exactly the type of place I always wanted to rent. I also want to make sure I’m the ideal landlord who is service oriented and caring. Did anyone see that silly movie a few years ago called “Hot Tub Time Machine”? Well if I could go back in time I would want to rent from me now.”
Let’s Get More People Investing and Creating High Quality Rentals
Good landlords know it’s important for us to have high quality, well-maintained properties that will attract good paying tenants. We also need to make sure we have fair rules that will lead more good people to invest.
A Surrey landlord explained her goals and why she became a landlord:
“As a small business owner I don’t have a pension. My rental property is to protect me and help me when I’m retired. Nothing nefarious here, only my investment property and my hope to keep finding good renters who appreciate me and respect the rental property.”
In What Ways Do BC Tenants Want to Improve the BC Rental Industry?
Help us help you by providing your thoughts and opinions on how we can improve the BC rental industry.
1. What are you looking for when choosing a rental property?
2. How important is it for you to be near public transportation?
3. Where is your “go to” place to look for a rental?
4. What qualities are you looking for in a landlord?
5. Do you have any thoughts or opinions on improving the BC rental industry?
Landlords and tenants can share your thoughts and opinions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your answers to these questions or about anything else to improve the BC rental industry. We won’t edit or censor anything and are looking for your side of things.
British Columbia Landlords and Tenants Working Together For Success
Both landlords and tenants play an important role in the success of our province. Let’s work together to make things better and improve the BC rental industry for years to come.