Residential tenancy rent increases that take effect in 2019 are allowed to a maximum of 4.5%
- See the news release for more information.
- Learn more about rent increases
The Residential Tenancy Branch has published information and resources for landlords and tenants affected by the 2018 Wildfires.
Service Outage: The Online Application for Dispute Resolution (Service Portal) will be unavailable on
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. (PST) for approximately two hours. Please log out of all Service Portal applications during this time.
Beginning August 29:
The Residential Tenancy Branch will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month (including phone and email service). The office will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (including phone and email service).
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.
Do you have a tenancy problem? Use this tool to find helpful information, resources and template letters specific to your tenancy problem. Find out what you need to resolve your dispute and whether you may have a valid dispute resolution claim or if you need to take additional steps.
The Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act and Regulation were recently amended. It is important that landlords and tenants understand how these changes affect their rights and obligations.
What are your rights and responsibilities during a tenancy, including information on rent increases, repairs and maintenance?
What to do when problems occur during a tenancy.