New Renter Website to Help Tenants

(January 18, 2012 )

Renters who want to avoid moving into an apartment with mould, plumbing issues, and other problems will have a new tool at their disposal soon.  This week, Vancouver voted unanimously in favour of creating an online rental database in the city.

According to the city, 85 percent of West End residents are renters, while 52 percent of all Vancouver residents rent.

The database will provide renters access to work orders, safety violations and other information on particular rental properties.  Landlords who don't want to be named on the list will need to make repairs quickly.