In April 2018, 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 task force is led by Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, who serves as the Premier’s advisor on residential tenancy. Chandra Herbert is working alongside MLAs Adam Olsen and Ronna-Rae Leonard on the three-member task force.

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. The recommendations are now under consideration.

The Rental Housing Task Force would like to thank the renters and rental housing providers as well as other stakeholders throughout the province who took the time to meet or to share their thoughts and experiences through written submissions or online. They would also like to take this opportunity to thank Premier Horgan for the opportunity to identify options to improve security, affordability, and fairness for both renters and rental housing providers throughout British Columbia.

In September 2018, the task force released early recommendations that have been accepted by the provincial government on British Columbia’s annual allowable rent increase.