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CMHC: Newcomers Guide To Buying & Renting Canadian Housing
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation online guide covers types of housing & ownership, renting, buying, and sources of more information. (PDF)

CMHC: Your Guide To Renting A Home
CMHC online guide An Introduction to Renting in Canada describes the most common rental requirements across the country. (PDF)
Industry Information

CFAA: Annual Conference On Rental Housing
Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations holds annual conferences to discuss housing policy and tax policy to recommend best courses of action for policy makers.
Industry Sectors

LandlordBC: Resource Site For Owners & Managers Of Rental Housing
LandlordBC is BC's top resource for owners and managers of rental housing. They are the largest landlord professional industry association in BC whose mission is to give the support and resources needed to make doing business easy and successful. LandlordBC has more than 3,300 members who own all forms of rental housing, from high-rise buildings, to investment condos, to secondary suites. Members of LandlordBC have access to education, advocacy, group programs, proprietary tenancy forms, online tools to manage and market properties, networking opportunities and operational advice.
Information Sources

BC Gov: Publications On Residential Tenancy Act
Government of British Columbia web site offers many publications that will help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.

CMHC: Information & Resource For Rental Housing
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation offers information on tenant and landlord rights, responsibilities and rental practices across the country.

NMHC: US National Multi Housing Council
US National Multi Housing Council is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive.
Issues & Performance

BC Gov: Residential Tenancy Amendment Act, 2011
BC government describes 2011 changes to the Residential Tenancy Act.

BCSEA: Green Landlords Program For Rental Housing
BC Sustainable Energy Association Green Landlords Project is developing ways of enabling residential landlords and tenants to invest in energy and water efficiency upgrades and encourage more sustainable behaviour.

CMHC: Improving Your Apartment Security & Safety
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fact sheet provides both personal & property safety and security tips to assist condominum and apartment dwellers. (PDF)

Landlord BC: New Registry For Landlords in BC
LandlordBC has developed a registry that will allow tenants to screen their potential landlords to ensure they are familiar with the basics of the Residential Tenancy Act, the guideline for rental agreements in BC. Upon successful completion of the e-learning program, landlords will receive an I Rent It Right certificate and the right to be listed on the Landlord Registry, demonstrating their commitment to providing secure, professional rental housing.

Property Biz: Certified Rental Building Program Launched In BC
Property Biz Canada says BC has joined Ontario in instituting a Certified Rental Building program designed to assist renters. The CRB program is North America's first and only quality assurance certification program for multi-unit residential apartment buildings.

RDH: From Building Rehabilitation To Deep Energy Retrofit
RDH Building Engineering shows how a building rehabilitation project reconceived as a deep energy retrofit can achieve benefits for a landlord or building manager.
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