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BC Landlord Guide- Move-Out Inspection

Conducting a Move-Out Inspection

On or after the day that the tenant ceases to occupy the rental unit or on any other day that the landlord and the tenant may agree upon (but in any event, prior to...
BC Landlord Guide- Return of Deposits

Returning the Tenant’s Security and Pet Damage Deposit

Upon vacating, the tenant must leave the rental unit reasonably clean and undamaged except for reasonable wear and tear. The tenant must also return all keys or other means of access that in are...
BC Landlord Guide- Ending a Tenancy by Mutual Agreement

Ending a Tenancy by Mutual Agreement

In an attempt to resolve issues, the landlord and the tenant are always at liberty to mutually agree to put an end to the tenancy and, if necessary to reach an agreement, arrange for...
BC Landlord Guide- Tenant’s Notice to End Tenancy

Tenant’s Notice to End Tenancy

Where a tenancy renews on a month-to-month basis, the tenant may end the tenancy by giving the landlord a one-month notice. This notice is effective not earlier than one month after the date the...
BC Landlord Guide- Eviction by the Landlord

Landlord’s Methods for Evicting the Tenant

A landlord may choose to end a tenancy for one or more of a number of different reasons and following a number of different methods, as described below. In doing so, they must diligently...
BC Landlord Guide- Abandonment

Abandonment of the Rental Unit

The Residential Tenancy Act (the Act) provides that a tenancy ends if the tenant vacates or abandons the rental unit. In short, the fact that the tenant is absent from the rental unit for...
BC Landlord Guide- Frustration

Frustration of the Tenancy Agreement

In typical cases, a tenancy may end as a result of a tenant’s notice to end tenancy, a landlord’s notice to end tenancy, a landlord’s application to end tenancy or a mutual agreement between...
BC Landlord Guide- Overholding Tenants

Tenant’s Refusal to Leave

Where a tenancy has lawfully ended and the tenant still refuses to leave, the landlord may apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch for an order of possession in order to have the overholding tenant...