Common Questions

I’m considering renting out my property

Being a landlord is a very serious commitment. Whether you rent out many suites in an apartment building or one suite in your basement, you must follow provincial and regional laws and regulations. The Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act describe the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords in BC.

Good starting points include:

  • Landlord Guide, from the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and People’s Law School, provides information about the issues you will need to consider and explains the responsibilities of a landlord.
  • LSLAP Manual: Landlord and Tenant Law, from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, has information about a landlord’s legal obligations in many sections of the chapter. 
  • Residential Tenancy, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides an overview of landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.

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Last reviewed January 2015

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