Start & End of A Tenancy
In a residential tenancy,
Landlords and Tenants must complete a
Condition Inspection Report of the rental
unit or rental property at the start and the end of the tenancy.
This report helps to determine if any damage has been done to the place as
a result of a tenancy.
During the Tenancy
As the Landlord, you have the right to
conduct a monthly inspection of your rental property.
To enter the property, you must give you written notice at least 24 hours and not more than
30 days in advance. The notice must give the reasons for entering and the
time at which you will enter the rental unit. The reasons must be
valid and the time in the rental unit must fall between 8am and 9pm,
unless you and your Tenant agree to another time.
If you have
a very good relationship with your Tenant, it may not be necessary to give
notice to enter every time. As long as your Tenant consents to your
entry of his/her home, it's okay.
If there is an emergency such
as a fire, damaged or blocked pipes or flooding, you are not required to
give 24 hours notice.
Fact Sheet for the
proper process before entering a rented home.
As the Residential Tenancy Act
states, you and your Tenant are both responsible for repairing,
maintaining, and servicing the rental unit.
You, as the Landlord must:
► Maintain the building and
property to health, safety and housing standards.
► Keep the building and property
in a condition that makes the building reasonably comfortable to live in.
► Oversee repairs for serious
► Ensure emergency contact
information is posted in a visible place in the building, or provide
Tenants with that information in writing.
The Tenant, must:
► Repair any damage that he/she,
their guests or pets cause, even if it is an accident.
► Keep the rental unit in a
condition that meets health and cleanliness standards.
► Contact the Landlord as soon
as possible if a serious repair is needed to a service or facility
provided by the Landlord.
Forms for Landlords
including Notice To