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Discrimination and Renting

Discrimination and Renting

Human rights laws protect you from discrimination when you are looking for a place to rent or buy, and when you are renting. According to the BC Human Rights Code, landlords cannot discriminate against tenants or potential tenants based on personal characteristics – except in specific circumstances.

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Justice Education Society of BC
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entering into a tenancy, landlord and tenant responsibilities, Discrimination, Discrimination Human Rights, Discrimination (sexual orientation), discrimination based on sex, discrimination in renting property, protection against discrimination