Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)

TRAC promotes the legal protection of tenants across BC by providing information, education, support and research on residential tenancy matters. Services include a phone service, workshops, direct representation, website, online course, social media and multilingual publications.

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This plain-language guide offers tenants a basic understanding of residential tenancy law in BC. It is designed to educate readers on their rights and responsibilities, and help prevent or resolve any problems they may ...
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Landlords are required to prepare a written tenancy agreement at the start of a new tenancy. The agreement is a legally binding contract between the landlord and tenant, and sets out the terms and conditions of the ...
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This guide provides landlords with a basic overview of residential tenancy law in British Columbia. It is designed to assist landlords in resolving any problems or complications with tenants before they arise.
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), Punjabi
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TRAC has translated the standard Residential Tenancy Branch tenancy agreement form into Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Punjabi. This is not a legal document but can help with understanding and filling out ...
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(1) Get receipts, (2) put things in writing, (3) have a witness, (4) take pictures, and (5) find out about your rights & responsibilities as a tenant. This video provides tenants with five important tips to follow when ...
Also available in: Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Farsi (Persian), French, Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Mandarin, Oromo, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Vietnamese
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If you are experiencing a problem in your tenancy, you should consider putting your concerns in writing to your landlord. TRAC offers the following template letters: Request for Repairs, Request for Return of Deposit, ...
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TRAC has translated the standard Residential Tenancy Branch tenancy agreement form into Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Punjabi. This is not a legal document but can help with understanding and filling out ...
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TRAC's Tenant Info Pamphlet provides basic legal information on tenants' and landlords' rights and responsibilities under BC Residential Tenancy Law.
Also available in: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dari, Farsi (Persian), French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog/Filipino, Urdu, Vietnamese
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TRAC has translated the standard Residential Tenancy Branch tenancy agreement form into Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Punjabi. This is not a legal document but can help with understanding and filling out ...
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Information on: what can landlords ask for, what is the landlord's duty to accommodate a disability, and what to do if a landlord has discriminated against you.
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