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Landlord BC raising awareness of conflict resolution options during pandemic

Posted by Ann.Lee

COVID-19 is having an impact on almost every part of people’s lives. Sheltering in place means that families, roommates, tenants, and neighbours are all living in much closer proximity at all hours of the day. Any conflicts they might have had before this pandemic are almost certain to be felt more strongly now. And new conflicts are likely to arise as people try to work out new ways to work, learn, and communicate.

Mediate BC’s new Quarantine Conflict Resolution Service is intended to help with these conflicts, but first people need to know the service exists. That’s where Landlord BC has stepped in to make a difference.

In normal circumstances, Landlord BC offers its own low-cost mediation service to help tenants and landlords resolve issues quickly and collaboratively. Mediate First – Tenancy Mediation is still offering independent mediation services for these disputes. In the current circumstances, however, with the needs of tenants and roommates growing, Landlord BC is collaborating with Mediate BC to ensure that quick and inexpensive conflict resolution services are available to everyone.

You may see a poster for the Quarantine Conflict Resolution Service in the lobby of an apartment building, or see news coverage of the new program. If you do, you’re seeing the important contribution of Landlord BC to making mediation available to all. Mediate BC is grateful for this critical collaboration.

 

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