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Legislative changes came into effect on July 1, 2021 changing tenancy laws. News Release
The annual rent increase amount for 2022 will be 1.5%. Annual rent increase notices must have an effective date no earlier than January 1, 2022.
Landlords are required to prepare a written agreement for every tenancy. Even if a landlord doesn't prepare one, renters are protected.
Effective July 1, 2021, changes to the residential tenancy legislation now require landlords to apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch to end tenancies for renovations or repairs.
The COVID-19 provincial state of emergency declared under the Emergency Program Act ended at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2021.
The Residential Tenancy Branch provides information and dispute resolution services for residential tenancies.
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Learn about ending a tenancy in B.C.
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