The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is listening to the concerns of renters by cutting the annual allowable rent increase by 2%, limiting it to inflation. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the annual allowable rent increase will be 2.5%.
Learn more about serving documents, paying rent and returning deposits during the Canada Post Labour Dispute here
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).
Service Outage: The Online Application for Dispute Resolution (Service Portal) will be unavailable on
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. (PST) for a maximum of 90 minutes. Please log out of all Service Portal applications during this time.
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.