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Common Questions

My landlord gave me an eviction notice. What can I do?
Last reviewed March 2021 by the Clicklaw Editors.

Note: See the "Evictions for unpaid rent" and "Restrictions on the one month Notice to End Tenancy for Cause" sections on COVID-19 and tenancies. On March 1, 2021, the provincial government announced several changes it is proposing to the Residential Tenancy Act that would be effective July 1, 2021. The proposed changes aim to provide more protection for tenants, including protection from renovictions.

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.

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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