Join Applications

A landlord or a tenant may request that two applications be heard in one dispute resolution hearing where:

  • Two or more Applications for Dispute Resolution relate to the same property,
  • The applications name the same landlord, and
  • The matters are related and it makes sense to join the applications

The lead applicant usually represents all the applicants at the hearing. If there are multiple respondents, they may choose to be represented by one or more of the individuals named. Any of the respondents can attend, or they can rely on the evidence presented by other parties. An arbitrator will normally dismiss an application if no one attends on behalf of the applicants.

In the case where there are many landlords or tenants on the same tenancy agreement, additional names and address information can be included on a Schedule of Parties (PDF).

The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page: September 23, 2017.

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