Residential Tenancies

Both tenants and landlords have specific rights and responsibilities in a tenancy. Make sure you’re renting the right way – access information and resources that will help you have a successful tenancy.  

Quick tips for landlords and tenants

2017 Wildfires

Have you been affected by the 2017 Wildfires?  Visit the Government of BC Wildfire Status page for important updates and information.

Find information below about how the 2017 Wildfires may affect your tenancy.

Solution Explorer

Do you have a tenancy problem?  Use this tool to find helpful information, resources and template letters specific to your tenancy problem. Find out what you need to resolve your dispute and whether you may have a valid dispute resolution claim or if you need to take additional steps.

News

Check out the latest Residential Tenancy Branch news items.

Starting a Tenancy

Before renting a property, landlords and tenants should be familiar with the rules and regulations that govern how residential properties or units are rented in B.C.

During a Tenancy

What are your rights and responsibilities during a tenancy, including information on rent increases, repairs and maintenance?

Solving Problems

What to do when problems occur during a tenancy.

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Calculators

Use these tools to help you determine important deadlines or calculations.

Tools & Resources

Discover publications and tools that will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant.

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch for information, education and dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants.

Forms

Find tenancy forms.