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Al's Almanac

Al’s Almanac is intended to provide you with current information about the residential rental industry and tips to help you increase your success in this challenging business. 

Issue #34,  June 2016

Did you know . . .

. . . the Millenials are here – and they are very different renters?

Most define Millenials as those born between 1995 and 2012, so the oldest are getting close to renting their first home, or perhaps looking for their second. 

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Issue #33,  May 2016

Did you know . . .

. . . when a tenancy begins – and ends – under some circumstances? 

That is a question we received recently; the answer might surprise you.  The first important point is that a tenancy agreement is effective from the date it is signed by both parties; in other words, from that date the tenancy applicants become your tenants, and you are obligated to provide the rental unit as agreed.

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Issue #32,  April 2016

Did you know . . .

. . . what’s new at the Residential Tenancy Branch, what’s changed, what’s coming? 

You do your job day to day; you know your responsibilities and rights under tenancy legislation; so that’s all that you need to know.  Maybe not!  There is continuous change happening at the Residential Tenancy Branch, some of it internal, but most of it designed to improve awareness and fairness in the application of the Residential and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Acts.  Here are some of what’s changed and what may be coming.  

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