PREMIER HORGAN: WE WANT REAL RENT CONTROL THAT PROTECTS TENANTS.
Real Rent Control BC is a campaign calling for the BC Government to bring back Vacancy Control.
Vacancy Control is a form of rent control that means landlords can't raise the rent when tenants move out or are evicted. It's a simple fix that would protect affordability, fight poverty, and end renovictions!
British Columbia’s current laws do not adequately protect the rights and interests of tenants who need homes:
- Average rents in Metro Vancouver rose almost 6% in 2017 alone
- 1 in 5 B.C. renters spend more than half of their income towards rent
- Rents are rising faster than wages
- Landlords are making large profits by mass-evicting tenants so they can increase rents
Decent affordable housing is a human right that should not be abandoned just so landlords can increase their profits by increasing rents. BC NEEDS REAL RENT CONTROL!
Sign the petition to call on the BC government to reform the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) to include Vacancy Control. Tell Premier Horgan:
WE WANT REAL RENT CONTROL THAT REALLY PROTECTS TENANTS!
Tie rent to the unit, not the tenant, so landlords can’t increase rents when tenants move.