Make a Cross Application

A respondent who wishes to make their own claim on the same issues raised in the original application can file their own separate application – this is called a cross-application. For example, if one party makes a claim regarding a deposit, the other party may make their own claim regarding the same deposit. If one party applies for a monetary order for damage or loss, the other party could make a claim for a monetary order for damage or loss as a cross application.

In the “Details of the Dispute” section of the application, they need to:

  • Indicate that this is a cross application
  • Provide the file number for the other dispute resolution proceeding

A cross application must be submitted as soon as possible to the Residential Tenancy Branch directly or through a Service BC office and served on each other party. 

The party applying for a cross-application (the cross-applicant) must serve the cross-application so that the other party receives it not less than 14 days before the hearing. It is important to do this as soon as possible and to remember that if serving by registered mail, documents are only considered received 5 days after mailing them.

A cross-application will be considered if the application is received by the Residential Tenancy Branch directly or through a Service BC office not less than 14 days before the hearing.  All evidence to support the cross application must be submitted to the Residential Tenancy Branch with the application, and served on the other party with the Notice of Hearing for the cross-application. Applicants using the online application must submit all supporting evidence within three days of submitting an online application.

The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page: July 15, 2016.