What is Real Rent Control?

Real Rent Control BC is a campaign calling for the BC Government to change the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) so that BC has Vacancy Control.

This means no raising the rents between tenants or landlords.

Currently, BC has a form of rent control that limits landlords to raising rent once per year, by a maximum percentage set by the provincial government. In 2019, that maximum rent increase was 2.5%. However, this rule only applies when tenants stay in the unit, meaning if you move out, or if you are evicted, the landlord can raise rent as much as they want.

This means that landlords are incentivized to evict good tenants, just so they can get around the 2.5% maximum increase - and loopholes in the BC Residential Tenancy Act make it easy for them to do just that.

4 Reasons for Real Rent Control 

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