Worst timing in Vancouver’s history to bring in ‘vacancy controls’

Worst timing in Vancouver’s history to bring in ‘vacancy controls’

Rent controls already force Vancouver landlords to follow strict rules, but this is not enough for some tenant advocacy groups pushing a controversial policy they call “vacancy controls.”

They argue the right of landlords to charge market rates when a suite becomes vacant is unfair to tenants, and that rents should be maintained at the previous rates upon new occupancy.

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