STOP HARBOURING THIS FRENZIED STATE OF HOUSING.
I moved to Kelowna 3 years ago after moving from Ontario. It was difficult to find affordable housing that allowed pets.
I had owned a home in Ontario so I had no "rental" history and had to pay 6 months of rent in advance in order to secure the only apartment that didn't cost over $1200.00/ month and allowed my cat.
I still feel uneasy living in such a pet unfriendly city. I feel that property management companies are uneducated on animal care and cannot identify what makes a responsible animal owner. On the other side of the coin, I do not understand how having multiple children is any different from a medium dog. The average child can be more destructive than a 40lb. dog.
I do understand that at one time or another a renter has been delinquent and disrespectful towards their rent and the unit they live in, but the management company should not judge potential new renters as undesirable.
In closing; with the current shortage of housing in BC, there is a definite need to stop harbouring this deliberate frenzied state created by property owners, which allows them to continue to gouge renters just because they can.
Consultation has concluded