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Find out how you're protected if your landlord plans to renovate or develop the unit or building you rent.
Live in a single room accommodation (SRA) building?
Learn about your rights and relocation assistance by contacting the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative.
This non-profit advocacy group works to improve living conditions in SROs and prevent evictions due to redevelopment in Vancouver.
If your landlord plans to redevelop the building, they can give you a notice to end tenancy only after they have all the necessary permits issued. To check if permits have been issued or are in process, contact our Development and Building Services Centre (see contact below).
The BC Residential Tenancy Act sets out the minimum notice that your landlord must give you to move out, depending on your type of tenancy.
|Type of tenancy||Notice your landlord must give you to move out|
|Month-to-month||2-months' notice and 1 month of free rent|
|Fixed-term lease where you must move out at the end||None, only at the end of the fixed term|
|Fixed-term lease where you can stay past the end||2-months' notice, only at the end of the fixed term or after|
You can dispute a 2-month notice to end tenancy by applying for dispute resolution at the Residential Tenancy Branch within 15 days of receiving the notice.
If you dispute the notice, an arbitrator will decide whether you must move out and until they decide, the notice is put on hold.
|Stage in the development process||What information you can expect|
|Before your landlord or their agent applies for redevelopment, or shortly after the application is opened||Your landlord's intent to redevelop, process (including tenant relocation), and timeline
For some applications (like rezonings, large developments, and ones in the West End), your landlord or their agent may also host a meeting for tenants where you can ask questions
|During the application||Your landlord's written tenant relocation plan that the City has approved|
|After all permits are issued||Your move-out date with at least 2-months' notice through a notice to end tenancy|
|Years you've rented the unit||Your minimum compensation|
|1 up to 5||2-months' rent|
|5 up to 10||3-months' rent|
|10 up to 20||4-months' rent|
|20 and over||6-months' rent|
|Unit you rent||Your minimum compensation|
|Studio and one-bedroom||$750 or arrangement of insured movers|
|Two-bedroom||$1,000 or arrangement of insured movers|
Based on our Rate of Change Guidelines (90 KB), you are entitled to::
Contact us, your landlord, or their agent using the contact information provided by your landlord.
If you don't have this information, phone our Development and Building Services Centre (see contact below) and ask to speak with the City development staff assigned to the permits on your building.
Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
8:30am to 4:00pm
Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon