The BC government announced plans today to extend its rental supplement program and moratorium on rent increases, while relaxing some of the rules around the eviction ban.

Eviction rules relaxed

The province will allow evictions for reasons other than unpaid rent, starting later this month. This will include the ability to evict tenants when taking possession of a home, subject to a notice period that’ll be worked out in the legislature next week.

These changes will also include relaxed guidelines on accessing occupied units for repairs, maintenance, and showings.

Both rule changes are in line with requests your Board and BCREA made when the eviction ban was first put in place.

These changes are not law yet, so please don’t act on these new provisions.

Rent supplement

The rental supplement program will continue until the end of August. Applicants who are already approved for the supplement won’t have to re-apply.

Rent freeze

The province also stated the ban on rent increases will remain in effect. There’s no end date for the ban.