3.7% is the 2017 maximum allowable rent increase for residential tenancies. Learn more.
Problem with a landlord or tenant?
Find out what to do when there are problems and, if you need to, how to apply for dispute resolution.
Landlords and tenants must give proper notice to end a tenancy.
Ending a tenancy
Security & Damage Deposits
Landlords must return all of a tenant's deposits, plus any interest – except in a couple of situations.
Rent must be paid in full and on time – by midnight on the day it’s due. Find out what can happen if the rent is not paid.
Landlords and tenants share responsibility for maintaining the rental property. Find out who does what.
Repairs and maintenance
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
Check out the latest Residential Tenancy Branch news items.
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.
What are your rights and responsibilities during a tenancy, including information on rent increases, repairs and maintenance?
Learn about ending a tenancy in B.C.
What to do when problems occur during a tenancy.
Use these tools to help you determine important deadlines or calculations.
Discover publications and tools that will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant.
Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch for information, education and dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants.