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Landlords and Tenants
in British Columbia            





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Welcome Tenants

Each province has it's own set of tenancy laws, so if you have recently moved to British Columbia, the rules may be different with regards to renting.  For example, in Alberta there are no rent controls, but in our province, rent control exists.  A Landlord may only increase your rent every 12 months after you move-in and only by an amount permitted by law.  Read more about Rent Increases

As a renter, it's important to educate yourself about the laws that exist regarding your tenancy.  Do you know what to do if your Landlord has illegally entered your rental unit? Or your Landlord didn't give you back your damage deposit?  The only rights you have are the ones you stand up for. 

Read the links on the right and learn more about your rights and responsibilities. Plus get some tips on topics such as bed bugs and mold

If you have a question regarding BC's tenancy law that isn't answered here, please phone the Residential Tenancy Branch at 1-800-665-8779. 

Quick Links:     Tenants Insurance       Breaking a Lease       Damage Deposits      


►  Becoming A Tenant

Looking For A Place To Rent

How To Rent An Apartment

How To Call About An Apartment

How To Talk to a Landlord

How To Protect Yourself When Renting

Protecting Your Personal Information

►  Moving In

Moving Checklist

Damage Deposits




► Living There


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