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Renting a Home

Learn about renting in B.C. and how to solve tenancy problems.

Living in a Strata

Strata properties (condos and more) are a popular housing choice in B.C.

Home Owner Grant

The Home Owner Grant can reduce the amount of property tax you pay each year for your home.

Services and Information Topics

Residential Tenancies

Most tenancies are protected by law – both tenants and landlords have specific rights and responsibilities. Make sure you’re renting the right way.

Strata Housing

Do you live in strata housing or own strata property? Learn more about strata housing including the role of the strata council, budgets and bylaws.

Owning a Home

Information about owning a home in B.C. including home owner grants, property taxes, assessments, repair and maintenance and more. 

Seniors Housing

There are many housing options for seniors and older adults in B.C.

Affordable and Social Housing

Learn more about affordable housing, social housing, the role of government and BC Housing. 

Local Governments and Housing

Under the Local Government Act and Community Charter, local governments can implement policies that:

  • Support the creation of social housing and affordable market housing
  • Target affordable rental housing or affordable ownership options

Learn about some of the affordable housing tools and resources available to local governments. 

Building or Renovating

Find resources you may need when building or renovating your home, including info about permits, zoning & improving energy efficiency. 

Buying & Selling

Information on new home warranties, home inspectors, first time home buyers’ property transfer tax exemption and more.

BC Building Code

BC Building Code

Learn about the BC Building Code which applies to building construction & renovation.

BC Building Code

First Time Home Buyer?

First Time Home Buyer?

You may be able to reduce the amount of tax you pay when you buy your first home.

First Time Home Buyers' Program

Safety Standards

Safety Standards

Learn about safety for electrical, gas, and other technical equipment.

Safety Standards