Rental Housing Task Force – Results



Engagement Summary

Premier John Horgan appointed a Rental Housing Task Force to advise on how to improve security and fairness for renters and rental housing providers throughout the province.
 
The Rental Housing Task Force wanted to better understand what further changes may be needed to modernize B.C.’s tenancy laws. Their engagement work included talking to the public, rental housing providers, renters and other stakeholders on their views and experiences with current tenancy laws and processes.
 
The task force is also reviewing B.C.’s existing laws and how they apply to different housing situations, and looking at innovative approaches in other jurisdictions.
 
This work will allow the task force to identify options to improve security and fairness for both renters and rental housing providers, while addressing the challenges of affordability.
 

Engagement Timeframe

May 28 to July 6, 2018
 

Input Received
  • 18,308 visits to the Rental Housing Task Force Engagement site
  • 788 people attended 11 community meetings around the province
  • 1,431 comments were received on the online discussion
  • 58 organizational submissions were received
  • 348 email comments were received

 

Input leads to action:

The Rental Housing Task Force has completed their final report and presented their recommendations for potential ways to modernize the policies and the laws that govern residential tenancy in B.C. to Premier John Horgan and Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
 
See early recommendations on British Columbia’s Annual Allowable Rent Increase.