Landlords and tenants are encouraged to use this site to understand their rights and responsibilities.
The Residential Tenancy Branch can also help answer questions or provide dispute resolution services for problems that landlords and tenants can’t solve on their own.
March 9, 2015
Our main branch offices are:
Sign up now for free public education sessions in northern BC this spring. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant. Space is limited, so please register in advance.
March 5, 2015
Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant in B.C.
The 2015 version of the Guide for Landlords and Tenants and the Guide for Manufactured Home Park Landlord and Tenants are now available.
Although addresses and contact information have been updated there are no policy changes. The 2015 Guides feature a new colour palette, making them instantly recognizable.
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.