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B.C. government to announce changes to strengthen landlord and renter protections

The B.C. government is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday about strengthening landlord and renter protections. It is not yet clear what the announcement will be but in February’s throne speech, the province said it would take action to protect renters from bad-faith evictions. However, a petition from the …

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ABC defends axing Vancouver Renter Office, citing ‘duplication of service’ – BC

In a move condemned by Vancouver’s two Green councillors and single OneCity councillor, the reigning ABC party has voted to close down the city’s ‘Renter Office’ during a housing affordability crisis, citing concerns over its efficiency. While it had no physical presence, the Renter Office had worked to advise tenants …

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Renter finds out ‘guaranteed’ U-Haul reservation isn’t guaranteed

Sam Everitt was well prepared for his move from Montreal to Toronto. The Concordia master’s student knew July 1 was Quebec’s famous “moving day,” when tens of thousands of rental leases expire across the province. So he reserved his truck nearly four months in advance. He received reassuring emails from U-Haul about his “guaranteed” …

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Number of Calgary renter households growing faster than number of owners, says census

In the last decade, the number of Calgarians who rent their homes has grown much faster than the number of people who own them, according to new census data. Since 2011, the number of renters in the city has grown 37.3 per cent, while the number of homeowners has grown by …

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Calgary renter fights 90-day notice from her Sunnyside landlord

Brianne Zimmerman says she’s not usually one to defy orders. But the Calgary-based photographer says something didn’t seem right about the notice her landlord slipped under her front door last March. It stated she and her neighbours had to vacate their apartment suites in a Sunnyside building by June 30. It didn’t provide a …

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As neighbours move out, this Halifax renter is refusing to be ‘renovicted’

Inside a bright green building on Church Street in Halifax, Stacey Gomez sits at her desk, working on her computer. Her home is peaceful, filled with art and plants. Outside, workers saw and hammer.  Gomez is one of the last people left in the seven-unit building. In March, all the tenants …

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