Wednesday, September 23, 2015

City of Vancouver Passes Ordinances Changing Rental Notice Requirements Beginning Oct. 21

The Vancouver City Council has passed three new ordinances affecting rental housing. Those changes take effect October 21st and require the following:

  1. 60-day notice period for no-cause evictions (an increase from the former 20-day notice requirement). For-cause eviction notices remain unchanged.
  2. 45-day notices for rent increases of more than 10% (this is an increase from the previous 30-day notice requirement).
  3. Landlords may not deny tenancy based on tenant's source of income, including public assistance, social security, retirement programs and vouchers.

On Monday September 15th, The Columbian editorial board published this editorial on affordable housing.