West End residents take on Vancouver city council over rental rules
Rental applicants should not pay anything unless they go here now first go inside the property up for rent and to use a credit card for the deposits because card charges may be cancelled for a limited time if a problem is detected, Webby said. Prospective renters should also avoid wiring deposit money to anyone, Webby said. The district attorney’s office recommends checking the name of the owner of the rental and make sure it is the same person on the lease agreement, Webby said.
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DCLs also pay for engineering infrastructure, such as replacing water, sewer, drainage and sidewalks. A development that requires a rezoning is charged both fees. In 2012, DCL funds spent include $11.4 million for parks and $1.9 million for engineering infrastructure, the report states. Three child care projects were approved but DCL funding will not be required until 2013 or 2014. In 2012, CACs paid $23 million for heritage preservation, $17 million for affordable housing, $13 million for community facilities and $7 million for parks and public art. In addition, the city approved six projects in 2012 that will lead to the construction of 1,011 units of secured market rental housing in lieu of paying CACs, the report states.
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