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Rental Property Standards Database

Look up residential rental buildings in Vancouver with health, safety, maintenance, tidiness, and other issues.

The database lists buildings with issues that are unresolved or were resolved within the last 12 months.

We created the database to:

  • Motivate property owners and landlords to keep their properties in good order for renters
  • Help renters make more informed decisions about where they live

What you'll see in the database

Types of rental properties

The database contains records for all licensed, privately- and publicly-owned buildings in Vancouver that have:

  1. Five or more residential units
  2. Health or safety bylaw issues that are unresolved or were resolved in the last 12 months
Included Not included
  • Single-room occupancy hotels
  • Purpose-built rental housing
  • Non-market housing
  • Supportive housing units
  • Single family homes
  • Laneway housing
  • Secondary suites
  • Duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes
  • Strata buildings
  • Buildings that are not licensed rentals

Types of information for each listed property

For each property included, you'll see the:

  1. Property address
  2. Landlord or property owner’s name
  3. Number of units in the building
  4. Description of health and safety issues we found that are unresolved or were resolved in the last 12 months

Health and safety issues can include:

  • Standards of maintenance
  • Fire safety
  • Building safety
  • Electrical, plumbing, gas, and sewer
  • Signage
  • Tree protection
  • Untidy premises
  • Zoning and development

Is there an emergency at your building? Call 9-1-1.

If you or someone else in your building is in danger - or a crime is being committed - please call 9-1-1 now to get help right away.


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