Residential Tenancy Fact Sheets

Immigrant PLEI Consortium
The IPC Project has developed reader-friendly multilingual fact sheets on some of the most important Employment Standards issues facing newcomers to BC.

 

5 Ways to Protect Yourself as a Tenant (PDF)
Outlines 5 things tenants can do to protect themselves from problem landlords: (1) get receipts, (2) put everything in writing, (3) have witnesses, (4) take photos, and (5) learn your rights and responsibilities.  Following these measures can greatly increase your chances of having a successful tenancy.

 

5 Ways to Protect Yourself as a Landlord (PDF)
Outlines 5 things landlords can do to avoid problems with their tenants: (1) choose the right tenants, (2) provide a copy of your tenancy agreement, (3) complete move-in and move-out condition inspection reports, (4) make repairs, (5) and find out about your rights and responsibilities.  Following these measures can greatly increase your chances of having a successful tenancy.

Residential Tenancy Branch of BC

The Residential Tenancy Branch provides British Columbians with legal information on the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords under the Residential Tenancy Act.  They also offer dispute resolution hearings for tenants and landlords with problems they cannot resolve on their own.

 

What Everyone Needs to Know (PDF)
Covers important topics like condition inspection reports, security and pet deposits, rent increases, maintenance, the right to quiet enjoyment, and the procedure your landlord must follow to enter your unit.

For a full list of Residential Tenancy Branch Fact Sheets, click here.

 

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre

Tenant Survival Guide (PDF)

The Tenant Survival Guide is intended to give tenants a basic understanding of residential tenancy law in British Columbia.  It assists tenants in resolving any problems or complications they may be having with their tenancy and provides links to a number of useful resources around the province.

 

Landlord Guide (PDF)
As a landlord, the more you know about residential tenancy law, the better off your business will be. Tenant turnover costs landlords money. Happy tenants are less likely to move and more likely to take care of your investment. Read this Landlord Guide to help you when renting out your property.

TRAC has also produced a number of shorter fact sheets for tenants and landlords. For a full list of these, click here.