RENTERS AT RISK CAMPAIGN
The Renters at Risk Campaign was started in response to an alarming trend of evictions-for-renovations. Over the past several years, hundreds of renters have lost their homes as property owners buy up buildings across the Lower Mainland and use loopholes in BC tenancy legislation to evict tenants for renovations. Loopholes in the Residential Tenancy Act allow property owners to obtain massive rent increases that would be otherwise prohibited.
The Renters at Risk Campaign aims to educate the public about this growing trend of evictions-for-renovations and rent increases, and to lobby the government to amend the Residential Tenancy Act to give tenants, among other options, the rights of first refusal as in Ontario.