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Understanding Your Rights

Below are a list of resources that can help you to better understand your rights as a tenant and/or landlord in British Columbia.

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TRAC provides in depth information on tenant and landlord rights, as well as free legal education, representation, and advocacy on residential tenancy matters.

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Provides basic and clear information about income assistance and other income support programs, disability benefits (provincial and federal), and tenancy; as well as to empower people to self-advocate.

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Basic information on rights, rent increases, tenancy agreements, evictions, and resources for BC tenants and landlords.

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 Provides information, advocacy, support, and referrals to older adults across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being, as well as those who care for them.


This program provides free & confidential service to people with legal poverty related issues such as housing and form completion.

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Legal advocacy providing help with income assistance, disability matters, residential tenancy disputes, and more.

Tenancy Rights & Resources

BC Human Rights Code prohibits housing discrimination based on lawful source of income - meaning it is illegal for landlords to turn you away just because you would pay rent with a subsidy or disability. It is also illegal for landlords to discriminate based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, or age (if 19 or older).


BC Residential Tenancy Act

Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act

Tenant/roommate Living Arrangements and BC’s Home Laws

CVRD – Tenancy bylaws and other info (FAQ)

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