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The Tenant Survival Guide

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant in B.C.

Available in English (PDF 1.20MB), Chinese (PDF 2.15MB), and Spanish (PDF 1.46MB).

Resources for Homeowners

Whether you're buying, building, maintaining or selling your home, use these resources to guide you through the process.

Useful Contacts

Contact the B.C. Safety Authority.


Useful Contacts

Telephone:Lower Mainland: 604-660-1020
Victoria: 250-387-1602


B.C. is a great place to live. If you're looking to buy, rent, build, sell or maintain a home, the following information will help answer your questions.

Renting a Home

Being a Landlord

Buying or Selling a Home

Building a Home

Owning a Home

Residential Tenancies

A tenancy begins when someone agrees to pay rent to occupy a property or unit owned by a landlord. Under the law, 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.