Tools & Resources

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

Use these publications to help understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant. The information in these resources is based on the Residential Tenancy Act (External Link) and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act (External Link) and is intended to provide guidance. If ever there’s a discrepancy between information from a supplementary resource and what the legislation says, the legislation will always take precedence as the legal authority.

  • Quick tips for landlords and tenants: Find guidance and information for common topics about renting
  • Guides: Lookup tenancy legislation explanations and comprehensive information about the dispute resolution process
  • Videos: Watch short videos on important tenancy topics
  • Information Sheets: Access convenient summaries of information that every landlord and tenant should know
  • Policy Guidelines: Read plain language versions of policies as well as the intent of the legislation they uphold – they’re especially useful for understanding how to present your dispute resolution case in way that’s relevant and logical
  • Previous Version of Rules of Procedure (PDF): To be used with applications made before October 26, 2015
  • Glossary of Terms: Lookup key words that appear often in tenancy matters (also available in French)  


Get things done – find the right tool designed to help with various tenancy-related tasks.

Helpful Links

The following is a list of links that landlords and tenants refer to regularly:

For Tenants

These groups and organizations are ready to help tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities when renting.

For Landlords

Landlords can access information about managing rental units and tenant relationships properly from these organizations.

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 14, 2016.

Renting it Right

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This free online course is for first-time tenants – it offers practical and legal information to consider before renting.

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Useful Contacts

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