The Residential Tenancy Branch (“RTB”) is authorized under the Residential Tenancy Act and Regulation and the Manufactures Home Park Tenancy Act and Regulation. The scope of the branch is to provide a process for landlords and tenants to start a civil action in relation to a residential tenancy dispute. Some of the common matters the RTB hears relate to returning a deposit,…

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As of August 17, 2020, landlords are now permitted to serve tenants a Notice to End Tenancy for unpaid rent or utilities if: the tenant failed to pay rent that was due before March 18, 2020; or the tenant fails to pay full rent due after August 17, 2020 (for most renters that would be…

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Update as of July 30, 2020 Since our publication in mid July 2020, the BC government has issued further clarification on how residential tenancies and evictions will work. Ministerial Order no. 449 was approved and ordered on July 30, 2020. https://kimlegal.com/can-you-evict-a-tenant-for-non-payment-of-rent/Firstly, we remain in a state of emergency in BC. This will continue until it…

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