租客的福音:明年BC省房租涨幅可能下调一半!

租客的福音:明年BC省房租涨幅可能下调一半!

9月24日,卑诗省出租房屋工作小组发布调研报告,称建议省府更改计算方式,房租涨幅或降至2.5%。 此前,卑诗省府发布的数据称,将允许房东明年房租上涨4.5%,引发租客极大不满。这一数字来源于上一年度的通货膨胀指数的基础上再增加2%。 卑诗省出租房屋工作小组建议,去掉2%的自动增长,将涨幅只设置为与通货膨胀率相同,即2.5%,增强房屋的可负担性。 同时允许房东就维护修缮房屋的费用部分,额外申请涨房租。卑诗省住房部将于10月1日前作出最后决定。   也有网友表示,不能只考虑房租的增长数字,水电贷款等税务的涨幅也要作为考虑因素在内。 来源:温哥华天空    

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