“This weekend I was hit with a notice to end Tenancy. The owner has claimed they will be moving in. I know that they also own at least 4 other places in Vancouver and that they reside in China. How many of these other 4 investment properties have also been given notice? Will the owner also be “moving in”?
I knew this was going to happen as I believe fear has hit East Asia. If I do find out the landlord has sold and not moved in as promised I’m privy to some compensation. However, with a owner out of this country will I ever see the money?
Will renters in Vancouver be forced to move as a record number of speculators love their money out of the market?”
– via e-mail to vreaa, from ‘please withhold my name’, 3 Jul 2012
It is highly likely that plunging prices will be disruptive to many renters.
Amateur landlords will be bailing, and that will often involve renter eviction (legal or not).
At the same time, as we approximate prices supported by fundamentals, where good old-fashioned cash-flow makes owning properties good investments, we will increasingly achieve a situation that is good for renters seeking long-term stability.