Problem with your Landlord?
Tenant Resource & Advisory Council (TRAC)
Free legal information on BC residential tenancy law through their website, telephone Infoline, legal education workshops and multilingual resources.
First United Church
Legal assistance, advice and representation to low-income and vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside.
- Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
Specific types of advocacy only. Click link above to learn more
Share your experiences with renting in Vancouver, view a map of tenancy issues, use our tenant robot lawyer to learn more about your rights as a renter, find an advocate, and get involved in the political fight to improve renters rights in the province.
Seniors First BC:
Legal Advocacy Program that provides legal advice, advocacy and representation to people aged 55+ on legal issues involving tenancy, debt and government benefits.
Recent Changes to the BC Residential Tenancy Act
Since a new provincial government took office in 2017, a number of laws have been changed that affect renters. Here’s a breakdown of what’s changed, and what hasn’t.
- Guide to Municipal Tenant Protections In the Lower Mainland
A work-in-progress: While a few tenant protections apply province-wide, some cities have taken on additional measures to help protect tenants facing displacement
- Eviction Self Defence Handbook (Updated 2019):
- Keep Your Landlord in Check Handbook (Updated 2021)
VTU Solidarity Fund for Multilingual Tenant Organizing
Funding available for community organizations doing multilingual tenant organizing.
Other Groups in the Lower Mainland Advocating For Tenants:
ACORN BC (Most active in Burnaby and Surrey)
- New Westminster Tenants Union