Victoria, BC (WNews)- The Government of British Columbia has unveiled new legislation for renters and landlords in the province on Monday. David Eby unveiled a new bill into the B.C Legislature.
The B.C. government is extending its COVID-19 rent freeze to the end of 2021, and amending legislation to cap future rent increases to inflation.
Attorney General David Eby, given responsibility for housing after the October 2020 election, introduced the changes as the legislature resumed its post-election sitting March 1.
Once approved by the NDP majority, the legislation will impose new rules on landlords intending to evict tenants for renovations or redevelopment of the property. Should the legislation be pass, the rules will start July 1, 2021.
Landlord will be required to make a application to the tenants board, to eviction for bases for major renovations. The landlord will be required to make and provide proof for major renovations.
The legislation also changes regulations for mobile home parks, to ensure that changes in park rules do not override an existing tenancy agreement.
Last Spring, the government banned evictions for 5 months during the height of the pandemic. The government
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