Recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act

On May 17, 2018, several important changes were introduced to the Residential Tenancy Act. To highlight some of these key changes, If a landlord wishes to end a tenancy for demolition, renovation or repair or conversion of the rental unit, the landlord must now provide 4 Month Notice to end tenancy. The tenants will have 30 days to dispute the …

Latest Changes to the Tenancy Laws in BC

The Residential Tenancy Branch of British Columbia has made changes to the tenancy laws, which came into effect on December 11, 2017. As quoted from the Ministry website: “Changes to the legislation include limiting the use of vacate clauses in new and existing fixed-term tenancy agreements, limiting rent increases between fixed term tenancy agreements with the same tenant, and strengthening …

Annual Bus Pass Available as a Disability Assistance Supplement – Effective January 1, 2018

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has announced a new transportation supplement. Beginning on January 1, 2018, annual bus passes will be available to people on disability assistance – individuals with Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation. There is flexibility to the supplement, and an individual can apply for the bus pass at any time during the year but also …