Standards of Maintenance Bylaw

Building and development

This bylaw spells out the requirements landlords must meet for rental unit and building upkeep.

Resources for tenants

BC Residential Tenancy Branch

The province provides many online resources for tenants, including updates on tenancy laws, and help solving disputes. 

Visit the BC Residential Tenancy Branch website

Residential Housing Task Force

In April 2018, the province appointed a Rental Housing Task Force to advise on how to improve security and fairness for renters and landlords throughout the province. 

Learn more about the Task Force and review their recommendations

Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC)

TRAC promotes the legal protection of residential tenants across British Columbia by providing information, education, support, and research on residential tenancy matters.

Visit the TRAC website