Tenancy Laws and Regulations
The following Acts and regulations support and protect the rights of both landlords and tenants – ensuring that all tenancy business is conducted properly and fairly.
- Residential Tenancy Act
- Residential Tenancy Regulation
- Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act
- Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Regulation
- Dispute Resolution Rules of Procedure (PDF)
Other laws that also influence tenancy agreements and processes include:
Human Rights Code: A legal code that:
- Fosters a society in which there are no impediments to full and free participation in the economic, social, political and cultural life of British Columbia
- Promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights
- Prohibits discrimination
- Identifies and eliminates inequality associated with discrimination
- Protects those who have been discriminated against by providing options for compensation
Administrative Tribunals Act: An administrative law that regulates government procedures for resolving disputes. The Act outlines remedies that are available, including judicial review of a Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) decision.
Judicial Review Procedure Act: This legislation provides the authority, process and recognized grounds for applications to the B.C. Supreme Court for a judicial review of an RTB decision.
The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page: March 29, 2016.