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How Rent-to-Own Works in BC

How Rent-to-Own Works in BC

All you need to do is take a quick look at some of the real estate prices in BC to understand just how expensive living here can be. The average price of a home in Vancouver, for example, is four times what most millennial Canadians can afford. While homes in the rest...

What is Fair Wear and Tear in a Rental Property

What is Fair Wear and Tear in a Rental Property

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. You show up for a rental viewing and meet the landlord at the door. They take you through the unit and, for the most part, you like what you see. That said, there are some deep scratches on the hardwood floor that are raising...

Why Making Renovations as a Renter Can Be Worth It

Why Making Renovations as a Renter Can Be Worth It

Being a renter can be great. It gives you the freedom to try out different properties to see what kind of space and area best suits your lifestyle. Even if you have a typical one-year lease, you can always leave after that year is up, and the rental is not a good fit....

Renting from a Property Manager vs. Landlord

Renting from a Property Manager vs. Landlord

If you’ve ever rented an apartment or house before, there’s a good chance you did it through a landlord or property management company. On the surface, they might not seem that different. They’re just two types of people who collect rent money from you at the end of...

Relocation Services 101: What You Need to Know

Relocation Services 101: What You Need to Know

Finding the right rental can be a stressful process. Between identifying the perfect space and the ideal location, it can also become very time-consuming — time that you may not have to spare. A busy work schedule and social life can make sure of that. When are you...

How to Lock Down the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

How to Lock Down the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

If there’s one thing landlords and property management love, it’s an excellent tenant. They want someone who will take good care of their rental property and treat it with the respect it deserves. Nobody wants a problematic tenant who always causes a ruckus and...

Move-Out Inspection: What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know

Move-Out Inspection: What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know

No matter how much fun you try to make it, moving out is a stressful experience. The purging. The packing. The U-Haul rental. You don’t even realize how many moving parts are involved until you actually start doing it. The most important part, however, happens once...

5 Items That Can Help Increase Closet Storage Space

5 Items That Can Help Increase Closet Storage Space

Doesn’t it feel like space is hard to come by these days? Not just in your closet but in your entire home. In Mumbai, for example, apartment sizes have dropped 45% since 2014. That may seem a somewhat extreme example based on the city’s population of 18.4 million, but...

3 Ways a Commercial Space Can Help Your Business

3 Ways a Commercial Space Can Help Your Business

Running your own business is an exciting prospect. Sure, it can be hectic and even downright chaotic at times — but it’s yours. Whether it’s a passion project or a great business idea (better yet — both), everyone has to start somewhere. That somewhere usually...

Sublets: Understanding the Law in British Columbia

Sublets: Understanding the Law in British Columbia

The idea behind sublets is pretty simple. It’s essentially the result of a tenant who temporarily moves out of their rental unit and leases it to a subtenant for a specified period. The temporary aspect of this subleasing agreement is critical. It shouldn't be is a...

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Please be advised the following with respect to Pemberton Holmes and COVID-19

Please be advised, while our current office hours remain 10 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday, in anticipation of the start of April, our office will resume regular hours from 9 AM to 5PM beginning April 1st through the 8th in order to process rent payments. We encourage any tenants wishing to make payment without visiting our office to please reach out to your Property Manager to inquire about alternate arrangements.

Following the announcement made by the BC Ministry of Housing on March 25th, we are encouraging our tenants to pay rent in any way possible, using every avenue possible, that has been made available by the Federal and Provincial Governments.

The announced moratorium on evictions will only remain in effect while the province of British Columbia remains in a state of emergency, and cases will be assessed individually after that time.

It remains our intention to work with those who will face difficulties and financial hardships, and should you find yourself in that position, please reach out to discuss payment arrangements.

We anticipate more information will be presented in the time ahead and will update all residents with relevant news as it develops.

Any maintenance requests which are non emergent will be deferred until further notice. All inspections will be suspended until further notice.Safety is vitally important to all of our occupants.Please ensure you are making your every effort to adhere to the precautions outlined by the Ministry of Health.