A playbook for tenants

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In BC, all renters are governed by the same laws.
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It can be a shock to discover that your rights as a renter differ from those of the renter next door — especially if it means you can be evicted more easily. While most types of rental arrangements in the province are covered by British Columbia’s main residential tenancy law, some aren’t. Learn what laws apply to you, find answers to common questions, and know where to go for help when there's a problem.

What you should know

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in September 2023
  • Time to read: 17 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Zuzana Modrovic, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC) and Robert Patterson, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)

Zuzana Modrovic
Robert Patterson

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