Vancouver councillor: staff needs to be more proactive in reno-eviction issue

Vancouver is upping its fight against landlords who try to evict tenants by putting in place a new team to vet applications for renovations and by providing money to a non-profit group that helps tenants fight their evictions.

One of the problems discussed by the Vancouver city council was the issue of landlords wanting to renovate but in doing so forces the residents to be evicted in the West End.

By-laws were also under discussion to amend the Standards of Maintenance By-law No. 5462 regarding maintenance orders, according to a report by Managing Director of Social Development Jim De Hoop.

“I think city staff should be proactive and say ‘well, what is your tenant relocation plan?’” said city councillor Geoff Maggs.

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Erin Boe is a journalism student at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.
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