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Tips for Landlords & Renters

Both landlords and renters have specific rights in a tenancy. Access information and resources that will help you have a successful tenancy.

2.6% Maximum Rent Increase

Effective January 1, 2020, the annual allowable rent increase will be 2.6%.

News release:  Maximum allowable rent increase set for 2020

Tenancy Agreements

Landlords are required to prepare a written agreement for every tenancy. Even if a landlord doesn't prepare one, renters are protected.

Solution Explorer

Do you have a tenancy problem?  Use this tool to find helpful information, resources and template letters specific to your tenancy problem. Find out what you need to resolve your dispute and whether you may have a valid dispute resolution claim or if you need to take additional steps.

Changes to Tenancy Laws

The Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act and Regulation were recently amended. It is important that landlords and tenants understand how these changes affect their rights and obligations.

Starting a Tenancy

Before renting a property, landlords and tenants should be familiar with the rules and regulations that govern how residential properties or units are rented in B.C.

During a Tenancy

What are your rights and responsibilities during a tenancy, including information on rent increases, repairs and maintenance?

Solving Problems

What to do when problems occur during a tenancy.

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch for information, education and dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants.

Resources and Calculators

Discover publications and tools that will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant.


The Residential Tenancy Branch has redesigned the forms page and developed new forms to make applying for dispute resolution easier. These changes make it easier for landlords and tenants to find the right form for their needs.

Find it Fast

A site map listing all the residential tenancies pages and subpages. 

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch