Noise & Harassment

You have the right to “quiet enjoyment” of your home. This means you don’t have to put up with any of the following -

  • unreasonable and ongoing noise;
  • unreasonable and ongoing second-hand smoke;
  • intimidation or harassment;
  • landlord entering your rental unit too frequently;
  • landlord entering your rental unit without permission or proper notice; and
  • landlord unreasonably refusing you access to common areas

It’s your landlord’s responsibility to make sure everyone’s right to quiet enjoyment is respected. 

To fight back against harassment:

  • Document incidents in a tenant journal
  • Contact an advocate to learn more about your rights 
  • Do not suffer harassment in silence or fear. Come to a Vancouver Tenants Union meeting and share your experience

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