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City of Vancouver Offers A New Online Database of Rental Properties

Looking for an affordable rental home in Vancouver is tough enough, make sure the one you find does not have an existing health or safety issues with the City of Vancouver.  To help you, they have come up with a database where you can get information on the building you are thinking of renting in.  


Information listed in the database includes the property address, the landlord or property owner’s name, number of units in the building, and any unresolved health or safety bylaw issues. Issues that have been resolved within the last 12 months will also be listed.


The database lists issues related to:

  • Standards of maintenance
  • Fire safety
  • Building safety
  • Electrical, plumbing, gas, and sewer
  • Signage
  • Tree protection
  • Untidy premises
  • Zoning and development 


If anything, check the list to ensure you are dealing with the right landlord. 


The database does not include information about:

  • Single family homes
  • Laneway housing
  • Secondary suites
  • Duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes
  • Strata buildings
  • Buildings that are not licensed rentals 

Search a building by address here.

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