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%.
Although the Federal government passed Bill C-89 on November 26, putting an end to Canada Post’s rotating strikes as of 9am PST, November 27, 2018 there still may be delays. Learn more 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).
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.