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Landlords: Information and Management Companies

landlords: Unfortunately, many people felt they had no choice but to provide that information to avoid missing out on a place to live, despite feeling uncomfortable doing so, according to Vancouver Courier. Landlords were asked to explain how the collection of personal information and use and retention of that information is compliant with the Personal Information Protection Act. McArthur reached that conclusion after conducting an investigation that included collecting residential tenancy application forms from eight for-profit and five non-profit landlords, and rental management companies.article continues below Trending Stories Burnaby home operating as nine-bedroom Airbnb hotelrelated Tiny den for 1,000/month, and more Vancouver rental gems Downtown Eastside hotels see average rent increase by 139 over previous year Former bottle depot site in Downtown Eastside now 32 million rental highrise I found a systemic practice of landlords asking tenants to provide an unreasonable amount of personal information during the application process, McArthur wrote in a report released Thursday titled Always, Sometimes, or Never Personal Information and Tenant Screening. McArthur also heard from people who reported several incidents that concerned me, including one case where a prospective tenant was asked for a copy of their child's report card. One person was asked to consent to an inspection of their current residence. Others told him they were asked about immigration status and had requests for detailed bank statements dating back three months from all bank accounts. ( As reported in the news.