Government of B.C.

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

Solution Explorer

Do you have a tenancy problem?  Use this tool to find helpful information, resources and template letters specific to your tenancy problem.

IMPORTANT: The Solution Explorer will be unavailable on the morning of March 29, 2017 to implement improvements, at which point access codes retrieved prior to this date will no longer function.


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?


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

Tools & Resources

These groups and organizations are ready to help tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities when renting.Discover publications and tools that will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant.Topic

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch

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


Find tenancy forms.

Apply for Dispute Resolution


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