Renters and landlords are facing an exceptional situation during the COVID-19 emergency. There are supports available to protect renters in Vancouver.
The Renter Office is here to help you find the information you need, and support you to understand and pursue your rights during this difficult time.
Provincial actions protecting renters
The BC government introduced measures to help renters and landlords experiencing financial difficulties during the COVID-19 emergency. Some measures have now been lifted.
Review details below. For additional information and questions about your tenancy during the COVID-19, visit the Residential Tenancy Branch website External website, opens in new tab.
Common spaces and entering homes
Serving dispute resolution documents by email now permitted
Lifting eviction ban for reasons other than non-payment of rent
Rent repayment plan for renters
Freeze on new rent increases extended to December 31, 2021
Protection for renters experiencing violence
Eviction ban for non-payment of rent lifted Aug 18, 2020
City actions protecting renters
We are also taking action to protect renters impacted by development in Vancouver under Tenant Relocation Plans.
During this unprecedented time, there are subsidies available to help renters and protect you from financial difficulties.
Contact our Renter Office
Reach out to the Renter Office for help with your next steps during the COVID-19 crisis.
We will get back to you within two business days.