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FREE Tenant Workshops in New Westminster

April 3, 2014

The Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is offering free workshops for new renters:

MY FIRST PLACE – WHAT I WILL NEED to KNOW as a RENTER? A senior information officer from the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) will lead the two hour session which will include time for your questions.

For more information and registration call 604-517-6345 or Register Online: www.ce40.ca

  1. Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 7-9 pm Course # CF57
  2. Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 7-9 pm Course # CF58
  3. Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 7-9 pm Course # CF59

FREE Landlord Workshops in New Westminster

April 3, 2014

The Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is offering free workshops for new landlords:

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A LANDLORD is a workshop developed for those who are thinking of building a suite in their home, or have a suite and want to learn more about their rights and responsibilities as landlords. As with any business, it pays to know as much as possible about how to run it successfully. This two hour session will include information, material and best practices.

For more information and registration call 604-517-6345 or Register Online: www.ce40.ca

  1. Thursday, April 24th, 2014 7-9 pm Course # CF60
  2. Thursday, May 1st, 2014 7-9 pm Course # CF61
  3. Thursday, May 8th, 2014 7-9 pm Course # CF62

FREE Landlord workshop in Victoria

April 1, 2014

LandlordBC and the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) are offering a free workshop for new landlords.

DATE: Wednesday, April 16th

TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm

PLACE: 830 B Pembroke Street, Victoria

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A LANDLORD is a workshop developed for those who are thinking of building a suite in their home or have a suite and want to learn more about their rights and responsibilities as landlords. As with any business, it pays to know as much as possible about how to run it successfully. LandlordBC and the RTB are offering this two hour session which will include information, material and best practices.

For more information email: hsrto@gov.bc.ca   (Type: “RTB WORKSHOP” in the subject line)

Deposit Interest Rate for 2014

January 2, 2014

The 2014 interest rate on security and pet damage deposits is 0.0%.

The rate is set according to regulation part 1, section 4. The online deposit interest calculator has been updated for this year's rate.

If you would like to learn more about security and pet damage deposits, we invite you to read the fact sheets Security Deposits and Pet Damage Deposits and Returning the Security Deposit or Pet Damage Deposit.

Allowable Rent Increases for 2014

August 27, 2013

Conventional Residential Tenancies: 

  • For a conventional residential tenancy rent increase that takes effect in 2014, the allowable increase is 2.2 per cent. 
  • The annual allowable rent increase for conventional residential tenancies is determined by the formula in the Residential Tenancy Regulation.


Manufactured Home Park Tenancies: 

Residential Tenancy Branch forms required for rent increases are available at www.rto.gov.bc.ca/content/formsFees/default.aspx.

Tenants aged 60 and over may be eligible for rent subsidies under the BC Housing SAFER program. Low-income families may be eligible for rent subsidies through the Rental Assistance Program. Further information is available from BC Housing at 1-800-257-7756 or www.bchousing.org.

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