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Landlords and Tenants
in British Columbia            

 

 

 

 

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Over 1/3 of all households in British Columbia are rented and according to the Residential Tenancy Branch, there are approximately 25,000 arbitrated tenancy disputes every year in BC. 

As a Tenant or Landlord, the odds that you will be involved in a tenancy dispute of some sort are fairly high. Because of this, we are here to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a Landlord or Tenant.  Knowing the Residential Tenancy Law will help you avoid and/or settle disputes without having to go to arbitration. 

Quick Reference

2.5%
2015 allowable rent increase

0.0%
2009 - 2014 interest rate on
security deposits

$ 50
Application fee for dispute resolution

Popular links on TenantsBC.ca

Recommended Resources - Are you new to real estate investing?  Thinking about becoming a Landlord?  We've recently compiled a list of great resources.

Forms for Landlords - From Deposit and Rent Receipts to Cleaning Checklists and Notices to Enter.  Plus info on how to legally serve these documents.

Bed Bugs - Get the deets on these nasty creatures. Learn how to avoid them and what to do if you have them.

Mold - What to do if you have mold problems in your rental suite.

Damage Deposits -  Also known as a Security Deposit.  Learn the rules and calculate your interest.

Rent Increases - What's allowed.  What's not.

 

IMPORTANT:

Smart Tenants and Landlords will document everything.  Do your best to communicate with your Tenant or Landlord in writing, otherwise be sure to write down the date and time of every conversation and every inspection.  Keep copies of all your documentation.  Read the Residential Tenancy Act and know your rights!

 

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