Inspections and Repairs
Your Landlord is allowed to
inspect your rental home at the start of your tenancy, during your tenancy
and at the end of your tenancy.
Start & End of 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 your tenancy.
During the Tenancy
The Landlord has the right to
conduct a monthly inspection of the rental property.
To enter the property, the
Landlord 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 the Landlord 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 agree to another time.
If you and your Landlord have
a good relationship, the Landlord may choose not to give you a written
notice to enter. As long as you consent to his/her entry, it's okay.
The Landlord does not have to
give proper notice if there is an emergency such as a fire, damaged or
blocked pipes or flooding.
If you believe that your
Landlord has entered illegally, he or she should give the Landlord this
Fact Sheet and ask the Landlord to follow
proper process before entering your rented home.
As the Residential Tenancy Act
states, you and your Landlord are both responsible for repairing,
maintaining, and servicing the rental unit.
You, as the Tenant, must:
► Repair any damage that
yourr 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.
Your 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
you with that information in writing.
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