As part of our commitment to protecting renters in Vancouver, the Renter Office provides a first point of contact to:
- Answer questions
- Provide information on City policies and permits
- Refer renters to other organizations that can help
Navigating the rental process and finding information that matches your situation can be very confusing.
We're here to help you find the information you need, and support you to understand and pursue your rights as a renter. Keep updated on our latest developments by signing up for our newsletter.
What's happeningApply for a Renter Services grant
Renter Services grants support non-profit community-based programs or projects that assist and empower Vancouver renters.
Shape the upcoming Renter Services Centre
We want your feedback to help inform an upcoming Renter Services Centre, a central location in downtown Vancouver where renters can get help during their tenancies from the non-profits they rely on.
The Renter Office can provide information and resources to renters in Vancouver on renter-related issues in Mandarin and Cantonese through the Renter Enquiry Line. We hope to expand into other languages in the future.
If you would like assistance in your chosen language, phone 3-1-1 for assistance and they will direct you to the appropriate staff for language support.
We will do our best to get back to you within two business days. Contact us at:
We have put together the following information based on questions we receive from renters in Vancouver.
Understanding provincial protections for renters during COVID-19
Getting information when your landlord applies for permits for building upgrades
Documents to support your dispute resolution claim against an eviction notice
If you are facing eviction because your rental unit is illegal or uninhabitable
Checking if your rental premises meets our maintenance standards
The City's protections for renters
Finding affordable housing
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