LETTER – There’s good reason to restrict rentals in strata complexes

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Re: Eby’s plan to remove rental restrictions on B.C. strata housing

I live in a strata complex that is licenced rental free and forbids sales of units with possible rental possibilities.


Because all residences within our complex feel safe and comfortable as it is and not wishing situations like what is occurring in Merritt right now and elsewhere.

Sales of units within our complex sell easily and quickly at a reasonable market price as new owners are looking forward to not having a rental unit as their other neighbour.

Those in Merritt appear to be rental units.  Everywhere in that community.

Think, please Mr. Eby, if those were your neighbour(s).

Have a great day.

J.W. (Rusty) GIBBINS

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1 Comment on LETTER – There’s good reason to restrict rentals in strata complexes

  1. Yes for some reasons renters can be a challenge as they generally don’t seem to care about their neighbors that much. I owned and lived in a strata that allowed renters. However, upon further thought it seems issues with renters (and owners) boils down to how the renters (and owners) are managed. But I don’t get the Merritt shooting spree attachment to renters in general…I certainly wouldn’t use it as a pretext to challenge our new premier’s quest for more housing.
    Just some thoughts. Hopefully others will chime in.

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