During a Tenancy
During the tenancy landlords and tenants
have certain rights, responsibilities, obligations and restrictions.
This section deals with the most common issues arising during
Responsibilities of tenants during the tenancy.
Regulations and controversy regarding security and changing
of locks by the tenant.
Conditions under which your landlord can enter a rental unit.
Repairs, Upkeep and Maintenance
The Residential Tenancy Act does spell out both tenants and
landlords responsibilities for dealing with regular and emergency
Tenant's right to reasonable peace, comfort and privacy in rented
premises and to make full use of the premises.
Termination or Restriction of Services or Facilities
Whenever there is a reduction in housing services which is included
in your tenancy agreement there must be a corresponding decrease
The Residential Tenancy Act of British Columbia caps annual
rent increases to ensure tenants do not face unreasonable rent increases.
Subletting and Assignment
Tenants sometimes need to move before their lease or tenancy
agreement is up. The landlord has the right to approve the assignment
or sublet, but cannot arbitrarily withhold consent.