By: Bill De Mooy

City of Victoria Rental Property Standards of Maintenance Bylaw

Tags: Victoria, Vancouver Island, Rentals, rental apartments, rented condo units, secondary suites, garden suites, and unauthorized suites, homeswithsuites

As part of the City’s efforts to improve rental housing and support for renters, a new bylaw has been approved to support a minimum standard of rental housing in Victoria and will come into effect on January 31, 2021. The new bylaw includes standards to ensure the quality, safety, and livability of rental units. It addresses standards related to water leaks or damage, provision of ...Read More

By: Bill De Mooy

Charges to Owners over Secondary Suite Fatal Fire

Tags: Langley, Homes With Suites, In-law suites, Basement suites, illegal suites, illegal, unauthorized, Aldergrove, legal suite

Whether an owner, a buyer, or a seller of a home with a suite, check with your local government about the building and safety codes required for a legal suite.  There are dangers with illegal suites as the owners found in a fatal fire.  It only take a few minutes to call, check on the city website, or a visit to city hall to confirm what the status of a suites in any home.   &...Read More