According to the Residential Tenancy Branch, there are specific ways to
deliver documents to your Tenants.
to the Tenant or another adult who lives there
Considered served on the day the document is left.
Attaching to door or
leaving in mailbox:
Considered served on the 3rd day after the document is left.
Regular Mail & Registered
Considered served on the 5th day after mailing.
Note: Email and/or sliding a
document under the Tenant's door is not an recognized way of serving
Special documents such as an
Application for Dispute Resolution
and a Dispute Resolution Officerís Decision to proceed with a review
must be delivered in
certain ways. For more information on this and for the particulars
on document delivery, take a look at the Residential Tenancy Branch fact
sheet - How To Serve Documents.
Can a Landlord post notices
containing personal information on a Tenantís door?
Yes, however, the Landlord
must first make reasonable attempts to deliver the information personally.
According to PIPA, an organization may disclose personal information if it
is authorized to do so by law. Since section 88 of the Residential Tenancy
Act allows Landlords to post certain notices to Tenants "by attaching a
copy to a door or other conspicuous place at the address at which the
person resides", this is permissible under PIPA. The types of notices that
a Landlord may post include: termination of tenancy, notice to enter and
notice of a rental increase.
A Landlord should always act
reasonably, include a minimal amount of personal information on these
notices and ensure that posting the notice is necessary. If the Tenant is
evading the Landlord or the Tenant is habitually unavailable, posting a
notice may be necessary, but the information should be placed in an