For many renters, just hearing the news of a possible renoviction or demoviction can send us into panic mode. Landlords know this, and many use it to their advantage. Know what you are entitled to, and don’t move until you’ve secured what is owed to you.
My landlord wants to renovict me. What are my rights?
Laws around Renovictions in B.C. have recently changed. Landlords must apply at the Residential Tenancy Branch before they can evict you for repairs. Learn more HERE.
My landlord says they are going to demolish my home. What are my rights?
Any landlord in BC must follow the provincial rules at a minimum if they intend to demolish the building you are renting.
Depending on what city you live in, your landlord might be required to provide additional supports and compensation. Currently, the city with the best local tenant protections is Burnaby - FIND OUT WHY.
Provincial (anywhere in BC)
Your landlord must serve the proper eviction form (RTB-29) which includes:
City of Vancouver
The city has a formal process that requires landlords who want to redevelop their rental property to help relocate and/or compensate tenants for displacing them. This is called the Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy (TRPP).
Broadway Plan Area:
Extra protections are detailed in the full city policy linked above, as well as in this pamphlet:
As soon as you find out your building is being redeveloped, contact the city staff to find out if you qualify for the TRPP. (Feel free to CC the VTU: [email protected])
Organized renters in New Westminster, Burnaby and Port Coquitlam have fought for and won stronger protections against renovictions and demovictions.