Evictions Observatory

Evictions are an unmonitored process that are regulated by the B.C. Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) only when they are disputed. If a tenant doesn't know their rights, and/or doesn't register their dispute with the RTB, no record of that eviction is ever created. 

The VTU works to prevent evictions whenever possible. That work is made more difficult by the lack of data collected about evictions by governments and regulators. Our Evictions Observatory is now welcoming tenants to report evictions, whether it was served today or a decade ago.

As a tenant-run organization, our aim is to track the occurrence of evictions across the city and province to find out where they are most frequent. Over time, we will help organizers identify specific risk factors that predict evictions and take action to prevent them.

 

 

 

Have you experienced an eviction recently?

Are you experiencing one now?

 

 

 

Click above to report your eviction

Before Starting:

  • Please have your eviction notice and/or a rent receipt on hand as our form allows you to upload photographic evidence to our archive.

  • You will be given the option of whether any information you provide will be displayed on any future public website we create.

  • You may want to redact some information from your photos before uploading. You can do so by opening the photo in any Paint program and drawing black rectangles over any part you wish to remain private. Then simply save the redacted photo as a new file for upload. 


If you are currently experiencing an eviction and also require assistance, contact the VTU here