Selling and Tenancies

Residential Tenancy

If you own a property with a long-term tenant renting for longer than a month, you are subject to the rules and regulations of the Residential Tenancy Act of British Columbia. The Residential Tenancy Act governs the exact circumstances under which a landlord can give notice to a tenant to vacate. There is a designated form that must be completed to give a tenant notice. Before entering into a contract of purchase of sale guaranteeing vacant possession, potential owners/landlords should ensure they give notice to tenants in accordance with the Residential Tenancy Act.

In some circumstances, tenancies considered "seasonal" may be exempt from the rules of the Act. To determine tenancy requirements, or answer landlord/tenant questions, view the Residential Tenancy Act. or the B.C. Residential Tenancy Branch