A message from the VTU: Nov 16 General Meeting Agenda + Newsletter

Hi Bepra,

Come out to our final General Meeting of 2019!

Carnegie Community Centre Auditorium
401 Main St, Vancouver

Saturday, Nov 16
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Go to the Facebook Event

  • Volunteer/new member orientation at 2:30pm at the same location
  • Gender neutral washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ASL interpretation not currently secured for this event
  • Please reply to this email if you would like to attend and require childcare, ASL interpretation, or have other accessibility needs/questions

Proposed Agenda:

  1. Territorial Acknowledgment
  2. Community Agreements
  3. Breakout Groups
    1. – Introductions & Check In
    2. Group Reading of “Red Women Rising” Report Housing Section & Decolonization Discussion
  4. Presentation: “Rent Control as a Wealth Tax”
  5. SRO Expropriation – Next Steps
  6. City Renters Services Grant – Report Back from Advisory Group
  7. Community Announcements

VTU Newsletter

Catch up on what’s been happening since September here:

Print copies will be available at the meeting. More stories are also available on our website: vancouvertenantsunion.ca/news

Hope to see you there,

Vancouver Tenants Union
Steering Committee

All VTU organizing and action takes place on the unceded and occupied territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam Nations.

One comment

  1. The meaning of quiet enjoyment

    Section 28 of the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) covers “quiet enjoyment” – an important legal principle that gives every tenant the right to:

    • reasonable privacy;
    • freedom from unreasonable disturbances;
    • exclusive use of their rental unit (unless their landlord is allowed to enter by law); and
    • use of common areas for reasonable purposes.

    Here are some situations that may be considered breaches, or violations, of quiet enjoyment:

    • unreasonable and ongoing noise;
    • unreasonable and ongoing second-hand smoke;
    • intimidation or harassment;
    • landlord entering your rental unit too frequently;
    • landlord entering your rental unit without permission or proper notice; and
    • landlord unreasonably refusing you access to common areas of the residential property.

    The RTA deals with tenant-landlord relationships – not tenant-tenant relationships. This means that if another tenant has breached your right to quiet enjoyment, and you do not feel comfortable approaching them about the matter, you can ask your landlord to step in and correct the situation. If your landlord fails to ensure that your right to quiet enjoyment is protected, you can take your landlord – not the tenant – to dispute resolution.

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