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Posted August 3, 2022 by Abdul Jiwan

Understanding the History of Rent Control in British Columbia

Did you know that rent control was introduced in British Columbia for the first time in 1974 by the Dave Barrett NDP government? After the introduction of rent control, purpose built rental housing construction came to a near halt. Only in recent years have we seen an uptick in the development of this important housing typology with changes to municipal zoning policy. Read about it in the paper we wrote on behalf of LandlordBC