Recent changes to BC's Strata Property Act will free up more units for renters. These are the points of note:

  • Only buildings with 55 or older age restriction may keep the restriction under the amended Strata Property Act
  • Long term rentals in excess of 30 days are now allowed in ALL strata title developments, in cases where there is an allowable age restriction, tenants must meet that criteria.
  • Whether one or all tenants must be 55 + is still up to the strata to decide
  • Strata cannot restrict rentals in any way (save the 55 or older age bylaw) ie by requiring strata approval of tenants or setting any criteria
  • Strata can now reach out to the residential tenancy board in cases where landlords are negligent, clarity not yet provided