Common Questions

My landlord gave me an eviction notice. What can I do?
Last reviewed November 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

The Residential Tenancy Act gives tenants the right to challenge all eviction notices. If you want to challenge the eviction, you need to be aware of the strict deadlines to apply for dispute resolution.

NOTE:  The BC government issued certain guidelines about evictions for unpaid rent during the COVID-19 pandemic from March 18, 2020 to August 17, 2020. See the "Evictions for unpaid rent" and "Restrictions on the one month Notice to End Tenancy for Cause" sections on COVID-19 and tenancies

Good starting points include:
  • The Tenant Survival Guide, from TRAC, has a chapter on evictions.
  • Evictions, from TRAC, has information on all types of eviction notices and how they can be disputed.
  • Renting it Right, from TRAC, is an online course that covers evictions in a section called "Ending a Tenancy".

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