Residential Tenancies

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Tips for landlords & renters

Both landlords and renters have specific rights in a tenancy. Access information and resources that will help you have a successful tenancy.

Rent increase freeze

2021 Allowable Rent Increase 1.4 % must not take effect until July 10, 2021

News release: Rent Increase Freeze 

Tenancy agreements

Landlords are required to prepare a written agreement for every tenancy. Even if a landlord doesn't prepare one, renters are protected.

Is My Tenancy Covered Under B.C.’s Tenancy Laws?

The Residential Tenancy Branch provides information and dispute resolution services for residential tenancies.

Information for New Landlords

Are you a new landlord or thinking of becoming one?

Changes to Tenancy Laws

When the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act and Regulation are amended it is important that landlords and tenants understand how these changes affect their rights and obligations.

During a Tenancy

What are your rights and responsibilities during a tenancy, including information on rent increases, repairs and maintenance?

Starting a Tenancy

Before renting a property, landlords and tenants should be familiar with the rules and regulations that govern how residential properties or units are rented in B.C.

Solving Problems

What to do when problems occur during a tenancy.

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch for information, education and dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants.

Resources and Calculators

Discover publications and tools that will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant.


The forms page has new forms to make applying for dispute resolution easier.

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A site map listing all the residential tenancies pages and subpages. 

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