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Residential Tenancy Act

Residential Tenancy Regulation

B.C. Reg. 477/2003

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 December 2, 2016
Section 2 December 2, 2016
Section 5 December 2, 2016
Section 8 January 1, 2016
Section 9 January 1, 2016
Section 10 December 2, 2016
Section 13.1 December 11, 2017
Section 22 September 26, 2018
Section 23 December 11, 2017
Section 39 September 4, 2018
Part 7 Section 38 to 42 December 2, 2016
Schedule Section 3 January 18, 2016
Schedule Section 4 December 2, 2016
Schedule Section 7 December 11, 2017
 Schedule Section 9 December 2, 2016

 Section 1 was renumbered as 1 (1) and (2) was added by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

 Section 2 (g) (iv) and (v) were added by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

 Section 2 (h) was added by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

 Section 5 (3) was added by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

 Section 8 (a) and (c) BEFORE amended and (b) was repealed by BC Reg 254/2015, effective January 1, 2016.

Fee for starting application for dispute resolution

8   For the purposes of section 59 (2) (c) of the Act [starting dispute resolution], an applicant for dispute resolution must pay the following fees:

(a) for an application for a rent increase above the regulated limit, $200 plus $5 for each rental unit, to a maximum of $500;

(b) for a monetary application if the amount sought is in excess of $5 000, $100;

(c) for any other application, $50.

[am. B.C. Reg. 234/2006, s. 12.]

 Section 9 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 254/2015, effective January 1, 2016.

Fee for application for a review hearing

9   For the purposes of section 79 (3) (b) of the Act [application for review], an applicant for a review hearing must pay a fee of $25.

 Section 10 (3) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

(3) For the purposes of section 65 (3) of the Act [payment to landlord], interest is payable at the rate of 4.5% below the prime lending rate of the principal banker to the Province on the first day of each calendar year, compounded annually, on any trust account that remains open for a period longer than one year.

 Section 13.1 was enacted by BC Reg 225/2017, effective December 11, 2017.

 Section 22 (2), (3) and (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 184/2018, effective September 26, 2018.

(2) For the purposes of section 43 (1) (a) of the Act [amount of rent increase], a landlord may impose a rent increase that is no greater than the percentage amount calculated as follows:

percentage amount = inflation rate + 2%

(3) and (4) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 234/2006, s. 17.]

 Section 22 (5) was added by BC Reg 184/2018, effective September 26, 2018.

 Section 23 (1) (a) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 225/2017, effective December 11, 2017.

(a) after the rent increase allowed under section 22 [annual rent increase], the rent for the rental unit is significantly lower than the rent payable for other rental units that are similar to, and in the same geographic area as, the rental unit;

 Section 39 (h) and (i) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 152/2018, effective September 4, 2018.

(h) a nurse or registered nurse who is authorized by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia to practise nursing;

(i) a nurse, registered psychiatric nurse or psychiatric nurse who is authorized by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia to practise psychiatric nursing;

 Part 7, sections 38 to 42 were enacted by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

 Schedule, section 3 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 223/2015, effective January 18, 2016.

Pets

3   Any term in this tenancy agreement that prohibits, or restricts the size of, a pet or that governs the tenant's obligations regarding the keeping of a pet on the residential property is subject to the rights and restrictions under the Guide Animal Act.

 Schedule, section 4 (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.

(4) A right of the tenant to the return of a security deposit or a pet damage deposit, or both, is extinguished if the tenant fails to perform the tenant's obligations under section 23 and 35 of the Residential Tenancy Act.

 Schedule, section 7 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 225/2017, effective December 11, 2017.

(1) The tenant may assign or sublet the rental unit to another person with the written consent of the landlord. If this tenancy agreement is for a fixed length of 6 months or more, the landlord must not unreasonably withhold consent. Under an assignment a new tenant must assume all of the rights and obligations under the existing tenancy agreement, at the same rent. The landlord must not charge a fee or receive a benefit, directly or indirectly, for giving this consent.

 Schedule, section 9 (2.1) was added by BC Reg 278/2016, effective December 2, 2016.