Renting During COVID-19: A Renter’s Journey

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we conduct almost all aspects of our everyday life has changed. New protocols around socializing and sanitizing have re-shaped the way we work, shop, visit friends, and secure a rental. We reached out to a tenant, Rosemarie Delos Santos to ask her a few questions about her rental experience during the pandemic. Jump ahead to her experience: Finding a Rental During COVID-19 Rental Communication During ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Phase 3 BC Restart Plan

As British Columbia’s COVID transmission rates and deaths continue to lessen, the government has announced a Restart Plan which outlines how the province will gradually open up while ensuring the number of new cases continues to remain low. Unlike many other provinces that imposed strict lockdown policies, here in BC a broad range of services deemed ‘essential’, as well as other businesses that were able to operate safely,  were allowed to ...

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Renting During COVID-19: Finding a Roommate

The COVID-19 situation is fluid, evolving daily and pushing us to make adjustments in our lives as we prepare for the next phase of re-opening and adapting to new lifestyles. Many are rethinking their living situations, and that can often mean finding a new roommate to share your home. In terms of student housing in particular, many uncertainties remain; as quarantine began, some students left empty rooms behind to return home ...

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Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the B.C. Health Authority’s loosening of some COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, it is definitely not business as usual for most business sectors in the province including the real estate and rental markets. For the foreseeable future, finding a place to rent will be a very different exercise than it was a few months ago. Thankfully, in terms of payments, many provinces, alongside our federal government are offering some relief to ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Support For Landlords

LATEST UPDATE: July 20, 2020The federal and provincial governments continue to take major steps in ensuring that individuals, small businesses, and landlords can navigate and survive this global pandemic. As programs are still being formulated and rolled out, we've put together a list of resources for landlords. Click on the specific topic, province, or territory below to learn more: COVID-19 Federal Support For Landlords COVID-19 Provincial Support For Landlords Jump to: British Columbia ...

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Social Distancing: Do’s and Don’ts

We are reluctant to call this the ‘new normal’ as nothing about current social distancing mandates, feels normal. We are being asked to modify our behaviour in a number of ways in order to adhere to the guidelines set forth by our trusted public health officials.  As part of our Information through Illustration series, we're helping make sense of the do’s and don’t of social distancing below with digestible illustrations. ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rent Relief Canada

Coronavirus Rent Relief Support - By Province and Territory (Updated July 20, 2020)In addition to extensive federal initiatives outlined in Canada's Economic Response Plan, each Canadian province and territory has made efforts to put forward measures surrounding rent relief, rent freeze, eviction bans and more to protect Canadian renters. Below we’ve provided links to key resources to help renters better understand the different rent relief initiatives offered by each province during ...

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What’s the difference between quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing?

By now we have all heard the words "quarantine", "self-isolation", and "social distancing" multiple times across various news and social media platforms. While these terms are all quite similar to each other, it's important to know the distinction for each term, and what guidelines you should, therefore, be following. Jump to tips and guidelines for: Social Distancing Quarantine Self-isolation >> Download the complete illustration packs for Quarantine, Social Distancing, and Self-isolation Social Distancing   At this time, ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Resources for Landlords and Tenants

(LATEST UPDATE: July 17, 2020)The provincial and federal governments of Canada have unveiled sweeping assistance packages to help all Canadians through this unprecedented time.  We at are here to help landlords and tenants navigate the resources newly available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For a quick summary of events impacting Landlords and Tenants, refer to our post: COVID-19 - Update For Landlords and Tenants. Table of Contents For website directories and ...

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Coronavirus Information for Canadian Landlords and Renters

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Update For Landlords and Tenants

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, managing any and all of your responsibilities can seem daunting. However, knowing that your friends, neighbours and fellow global citizens are sharing this experience, will hopefully add a level of comfort and encouragement.  For landlords, what are your responsibilities to your tenants and your rental property during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?  For tenants, how should you respond? For information on how to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, jump to the following sections: Landlord UpdatesRenter ...

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