Residential Tenancy

This script has information on residential tenancy. It also gives other information sources, including the Residential Tenancy Branch – called the Branch in this script. This BC government agency administers the Residential Tenancy Act – it’s the main law in this area.

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landlords, tenants, Residential Tenancy Branch, pay rent on time, repair damage, reasonable wear and tear, no disturbing, rental unit, tenancy agreement, move-in and move-out inspection, condition inspection report, security deposit, pet damage deposit, rent increase, notice to end tenancy
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