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#881 Midnightly

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:31 PM

The situation is actually pretty good, relatively speaking. Things will heat up even more once the students return in the fall. There are students out there putting money down right now for suites they won't occupy till August that's how desperate some are. 

 

 

there is also many of students out there trying to sublet their current units for the summer months so they don't have to give up their suite  and come back and have to find a new, higher priced rental



#882 sdwright.vic

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

I wonder if the owners of the buildings are aware of this. I know I wouldn't be allowed to sublet.
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#883 Mike K.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:13 AM

Indeed. Many are doing it without the lanflord’s permission, and they might find they have no apartment upon their return to Victoria. Subletting is a huge no-no unless you’ve got written permission.

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#884 lanforod

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:18 AM

Indeed. Many are doing it without the lanflord’s permission, and they might find they have no apartment upon their return to Victoria. Subletting is a huge no-no unless you’ve got written permission.


I dont get why they wouldn't get the written permission. Landlords are basically not allowed to say no to sublet requests.

#885 Mike K.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:36 AM

When was that rule implemented? 


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:08 AM

For assignments, a landlord can collect information and perform a credit check on a proposed tenant and can refuse to allow the assignment if they aren’t satisfied that the proposed tenant will be able or likely to pay rent. The fees associated with confirming a proposed tenant’s suitability cannot be passed on to the original tenant.

https://www2.gov.bc....-and-assignment

However dispute resolution is possible if:

Tenants can apply for dispute resolution if they believe their landlord has been unreasonable in refusing to allow a sublet or assignment.
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#887 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:16 AM

When was that rule implemented?


been the rule forever but not sure how well it’s ever been tested.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:50 AM

The way I read the tenancy act if the rental is month to month then the tenant can not automatically sublease. If it is fixed term and there is 6 months or more remaining on the term then the landlord can not “unreasonably” withhold a sublease.

Assignment and subletting
34 (1) Unless the landlord consents in writing, a tenant must not assign a tenancy agreement or sublet a rental unit.
(2) If a fixed term tenancy agreement has 6 months or more remaining in the term, the landlord must not unreasonably withhold the consent required under subsection (1).
(3) A landlord must not charge a tenant anything for considering, investigating or consenting to an assignment or sublease under this section.
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#889 Mike K.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:55 AM

Ah, that's more like it.


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#890 lanforod

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:33 AM

^ yeah good point. That's actually one of the rare arguments in favour of going month to month!



#891 LJ

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

Couldn't you just let a "guest" stay in your unit and you continue to pay the rent? Obviously has some risk associated with it.


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#892 sdwright.vic

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:26 AM

A guest is no longer a guest after 7 days (I think).

There are only so many days a guest can stay. I was going to have someone stay in my place when I went on vacation in February. My landlord said I either had to put them on the lease or sublet to them for a month.
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#893 Sparky

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 06:39 AM

Here is how “guests” are referred to.

http://tenants.bc.ca/guests/

#894 lanforod

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:19 AM

Per Sparky's link, 14 consecutive day limit is not an unreasonable maximum (it's not in the law, but it is in one of the RTB decisions). So having someone 'house-sit' for a month does not have to be allowed by a landlord.



#895 sdwright.vic

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:24 AM

My guest would of been there for a total of 40 days.

I wonder how this subletting works when it comes time for the person to leave the premises and they say they don't want to?
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#896 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:42 PM

You think you got it bad...
 

Owner of 634-square-foot New York condo subdivides it into eleven units with 4 1/2 foot ceilings:

 

One tenant who didn’t want to be named told The Post that he and the others had just been ordered to vacate the top floors.

He said the landlord — whom he would not name — had charged him $600 a month for his tiny unit, where he’d lived  for the past two months.

He couldn’t say how many tenants shared the condo with him. “I don’t know exactly how many,” he said, as he walked away carrying two large suitcases. “But there was a good amount.”

 

 

 

https://nypost.com/2...rce=twitter_app


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