Posts Tagged ‘Rent’

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD

Monday, June 1st, 2020

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Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Tenants Speak Out & Share Their Concerns & Opinions on the Rental Industry

We have invited tenants to share their opinions on how we can make these improvements. These opinions are from individual contributors and are not the opinions of the BC Landlords Association. We believe by fostering communication between landlords and tenants we can improve the BC rental industry.

To contribute your experiences and advice please email us at:  tenantexperiences@groupmail.com (All contributions must be a minimum of 300 words and include your name, contact number, address, a copy of your lease, all which will all be kept private and destroyed upon confirmation.)

The post below has been recommended by the Tenant Community as extremely helpful and important information.  By Working Together Tenants And Small Landlords Can Get A Better Understanding of the Issues And Improve The BC Rental Industry.

 

Landlords Need To Evict Non-Paying Tenants Now!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Small landlords are different than big REIT corporate landlords. Many of us used to rent ourselves, or we have friends and family members who rent.

We are understanding and helpful. We are patient and kind to our tenants. We want to work things out for a win-win situation.

We also need rent to be paid on time in order to survive!

-Many tenants are not paying rent or even a portion of rent.

-Many tenants even with the means to pay are simply saying “No”

In our internal polling over 60% of tenants did not pay rent on May 1st.

WE NEED RENT TO BE PAID OR NON-PAYING BC TENANTS NEED TO BE EVICTED!

We understand many tenants are facing financial difficulties. Do not put their financial problems on the backs of small residential landlords who are also suffering.

Governments should help tenants with grants and interest free loans to help them pay their rent to their small landlords.

We need to open up the legal process and allow small landlords to evict non-paying renters.

If you think this is cruel then government can just give the tenants a grant or a loan, instead of putting all the pressure on small landlords.

Over 50% of our internal polling shows small landlords are going to sell as soon as they can.

This will hurt the entire rental stock of our province.

Contact the Premier Today By Sharing Your Experiences!

Please email us your story to: openuptheprocess@collector.org

This will be sent to Premier Horgan.

We Need Change, We Need The Legal System For Evictions Open Now!

It’s Important To Pay Your Rent To Your Small Landlord

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

My name is Laura and I post under my name on the BC Landlords Forum. I’ve been active there for years to try to help other tenants and give some of my advice to help small landlords too.

These are crazy times for everyone.

And while tenants are suffering it’s also important to know your landlord might be suffering too. This pandemic is hurting everyone.

We Need To Stick Together

I used to own a house and we rented our basement out years ago and it really helped us cover our mortgage. When my husband died my children were grown so I decided to sell the house and rent.

Renting has a lot of advantages.

I don’t have to worry about any maintenance issues and my landlady has a service to cut the lawn and plow the snow.  My landlord cover my utilities so she can get just one payment each month to keep things uncomplicated.

My landlady is a teacher and her husband has his own contracting company and they are terrific.

“Are You Going To Pay The Rent?”

When all this chaos started in March and the government said ‘tenants don’t have to pay rent” my landlady called me and asked me if I was going to pay the rent.

I told her “of course I will”. She was thankful and said if I needed a break just call her.

My Landlady Is Professional and Kind, And I Make Paying Rent A Priority

I’m in a pretty good situation where I don’t need to worry about buying food and my children are adults now.  I know others might not be as safe as I am.

I’m going to pay the rent not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because I want to keep my excellent relationship with my landlady and know that if I don’t pay rent it could hurt her financially (and even lead to her selling this place).

Pay You Rent And If You Can’t Call Your Landlord

My landlady isn’t some big global corporation. She and her family invested and thanks to them I have a great place to stay at a great price.

Rent Strike Hits Small Landlords, Not The Corporate Landlords

-Not paying rent will just get rid of the small nice landlords who care about you.

-Not paying rent will not impact the big heartless corporations.

-The whole “rent strike” people are likely corporate landlords who want to get rid of small landlords who are their competition.  At least that’s what I think.

Stay Home and Stay Safe!

I’m so happy to have a great rental with a great landlady. I feel safe and don’t ever want to move.

With Love And Wishing Everyone Stays Safe,

Laura

 

British Columbia Landlords Can Raise the Rent 3.7% in 2017

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

British Columbia B.C. landlords rent increase guideline 2017 is 3.7 percent

B.C. Landlords – The 2017 Rent Increase Guideline is 3.7%

Are you going to raise the rent in 2017?

With costs rising, and the risk of damages to your rental property it’s important to keep your rents high enough to cover your expenses.

In 2017 B.C. landlords can raise the rent a maximum of 3.7% for current tenants.

In 2016 residential landlords can raise the rent by only 2.9%.

If you are planning on raising the rent remember you can only do so once a year by the legal permitted amount. You also need to provide proper notice and use the proper forms.

For more information on how to raise the rent in 2017 go to the residential tenancies website.

B.C. Landlords Are You Going To Raise the Rent in 2017?

Remember to follow the rules for rent increases carefully and let 2017 be a successful year for your rental business!

The Vancouver Tenant Rent Bank Is Starting to Help BC Tenants

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

November 1st, 2012

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 A Project Aimed to Assist People in Bad Financial Situations Pay Rent Is Beginning For Vancouver Tenants

What is the Rent Bank?

Thanks to the Streettohome Foundation and the Radcliffe Foundation, tenants in Vancouver who are in danger of becoming homeless will get a life-line.

What’s the Life-Line?

The Radcliffe Foundation has contributed over $350,000 to Streettohome’s Rent Bank which will allow renters to apply for loans to help pay rent.

Can You Provide More Details?

According to the CEO of the Streetohome Foundation, this seed money for tenants in need will assist people who need money to pay their rent and keep a roof over their heads.

What Are the Details About the Loans?

The loans are for emergencies only.

They are interest free and made only a one time basis to help cover rent, a rent deposit or utility fees.

How Are the Funds Delivered?

The funds are sent directly to the landlord.  This is very different than in provinces such as Ontario where payments are sent to tenants and not landlords, often leading to landlord/tenant problems.

The tenant has up to two years to pay it back. This is a good example of a way to help tenants who need a hand.

How Many People Will This Help?

This will help at least 1,600 renters avoid eviction in Vancouver per year.

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Instead of Blaming Landlords, Vancouver Tenants Have a  Way to Avoid Eviction When Times Are Tough.