Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Better Safeguards, Compensation Coming for Residents of B.C. Trailer Parks

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Better Safeguards, Compensation Coming for Residents of B.C. Trailer Parks

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B.C. to boost protection for trailer park residents

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PENTICTON, B.C. - British Columbia wants to make it harder to evict trailer park residents and give them more protection from redevelopment under proposed legislative changes.

The government also wants to strengthen protections for owners of manufactured homes by increasing the compensation they would receive if their trailer park closes or they are forced out.

Landlords would have to compensate former residents if they are displaced by a planned redevelopment that doesn't proceed, and pay additional compensation if a manufactured home can't be relocated.

Disposal costs would also be waived for any tenant who can't relocate their trailer and a 12 month notice period would be needed to end a tenancy.

The government says the legislation will be introduced later this month. …

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