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How can I proceed to resolve a residential tenancy dispute in British Columbia?

BC Landlord Guide- Scope of the Act

Scope of the Residential Tenancy Act

It is important to note that not all living accommodations will fall under the Residential Tenancy Act (the Act) and if a living accommodation does not qualify as a residential tenancy, the rights and...
BC Landlord Guide- Application for Dispute Resolution

Application for Dispute Resolution before the Residential Tenancy Branch

Before applying to the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) for dispute resolution, parties should verify that the living accommodation in dispute falls within the scope of the Residential Tenancy Act (the Act) as matters arising...
BC Landlord Guide- Hearing Preparation

Preparing for a Hearing before the Residential Tenancy Branch

Once an applicant has received their hearing package from the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB), they must ensure that the respondent is served with both the hearing package and the applicant’s evidence within the prescribed...
BC Landlord Guide- At the Hearing

During a Hearing before the Residential Tenancy Branch

The Residential Tenancy Branch’s (RTB) Rules of Procedure provide that dispute resolution hearings may be held (1) by telephone conference call, (2) in person, (3) in writing, (4) by video conference or (5) by...
BC Landlord Guide- Review of Decision or Order

Review of a Decision or an Order by the Residential Tenancy Branch

Once an arbitrator’s written decision or order is received, a party to the dispute resolution hearing may apply to have the decision or order reviewed by the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). A party seeking...
BC Landlord Guide- Judicial Review of Decision

Judicial Review of a Decision by the Residential Tenancy Branch

The Supreme Court of British Columbia (the Court) has the power to review the decisions of tribunals that are subject to the Administrative Tribunals Act. The Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) is one such tribunal,...
BC Landlord Guide- Enforcing an Order

Enforcing an Order made by the Residential Tenancy Branch

The Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) has no power to enforce its own orders. As such, a party seeking to enforce an order issued by the RTB must apply, depending on the nature of the...