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BC Residential Tenancy Branch

The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services. They provide information on your rights and responsibilities under British Columbia's Residential Tenancy Act and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.

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Residential Tenancy Branch: Tenancy Agreements

Landlords are required to prepare a written agreement for every tenancy. Even if a landlord doesn't prepare one, the standard terms of a tenancy agreement still apply. Read more about what should be included and ...
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Deposit Interest Calculator

A landlord may request that a tenant pay a security deposit at the beginning of a tenancy. You can use the Deposit Interest Calculator to calculate the interest owing to a security and/or pet damage deposit.
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Residential Tenancy Branch: Starting a Tenancy

Information about entering into a tenancy for landlords and tenants. Covers topics such as the tenancy agreement, security deposits, moving in, protection from discrimination, and protection of personal information. ...
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Residential Tenancy Branch: During a Tenancy

Information for landlords & tenants about their rights & responsibilities during a tenancy. Covers topics such as rent increases, repairs, landlord's access to rental properties, possession of the rental unit, quiet ...
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Residential Tenancy Branch: Forms

Forms are grouped by topic: starting a tenancy, rent increases, dispute resolution, dispute resolution decisions and orders, ending a tenancy, and condition inspection. Forms listed alphabetically and by number are also ...
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Residential Tenancy Branch: Ending a Tenancy

Information about when a tenancy ends. Covers topics such as giving notice, claims for damages or loss, moving out, returning deposits, pets, items left behind, ending a tenancy in special circumstances, and changing ...
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Residential Tenancy Branch: How to Apply Online for Dispute Resolution

Has information on the requirements, preparing your evidence, payment, checking your application status, and a video overview. It also has information about completing a paper application if you cannot do it online.
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Residential Tenancy Branch: Solving Problems

Describes what you can do to resolve landlord/tenant problems. Includes some communication tips, a searchable database of past decisions made by Dispute Resolution Officers, information about dispute resolution from ...
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Residential Tenancy Branch: Dispute Resolution

Information about dispute resolution process. The sidebar navigation guides you through scheduling a hearing, serving notices, preparing for your hearing, and what happens during & after the hearing. Includes links to ...
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Residential Tenancies Information Sheet: Rent

This information sheet provides an overview of information about rent, such as amount of rent, paying rent, forms of payment, unpaid rent or utilities, co-tenants, withholding rents, and rent increases. Includes ...
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