province has it's own set of tenancy laws, so if you have recently moved
to British Columbia, the rules may be different with regards to renting. For example, in Alberta
there are no rent controls, but in our province, rent control exists.
A Landlord may only increase your rent every 12 months after you move-in
and only by an amount permitted by law. Read more about
As a renter, it's important to
educate yourself about the laws that exist regarding your tenancy.
Do you know what to do
if your Landlord has illegally entered your rental unit? Or your Landlord
didn't give you back your damage deposit? The only rights you have
are the ones you stand up for.
Read the links on the right
and learn more about your rights and responsibilities. Plus get some tips
on topics such as bed bugs
If you have a question
regarding BC's tenancy law that isn't answered here, please phone the
Residential Tenancy Branch at 1-800-665-8779.
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