Tenant Resources

Tenant wants to move

When a tenant decides to move, they must provide a written notice of termination to the landlord. In most cases, this is a 60-day notice. The termination date must be the last day of their rental period, even if this is more than 60 days and can be no earlier than the last day of the lease.

For example, if it is a monthly tenancy that begins on the first day of each month and the tenant gives the landlord notice on June 15th, the termination date would be August 31.

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Increases in Rent

If your unit was built on or after November 1st, 1991, your landlord has the right to raise the rent by any mount that they see fit, they do not need to follow the guideline. No matter when your unit was built the timeline for notices remains the same.

Landlord entering the rental unit without notice

A landlord can enter a rental unit without written notice, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. if:

•the rental agreement requires the landlord to clean the unit – unless the agreement allows different hours for cleaning,

• the landlord or tenant has given a notice of termination, or they have an agreement to end the tenancy, and the landlord wants to show the unit to a potential new tenant (in this case, although notice is not required, the landlord must try to tell the tenant before entering for this reason).

Landlord entering the rental unit with notice

A landlord can enter the rental unit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and only if they have given the tenant 24 hours written notice:

to make repairs or do work in the unit,

to carry out an inspection, where reasonable, in order to determine whether repairs are needed,

to allow a potential mortgagee or insurer of the complex to view the unit,

to allow a potential purchaser to view the rental unit (note: the Act also allows a registered real estate agent or broker to enter for this purpose if they have written authorization from the landlord),

to allow an engineer, architect or other similar professional to make an inspection for a proposed conversion under the Condominium Act; or

for any reasonable purpose allowed by the rental agreement.

The notice must include the reason why the landlord wants to enter the rental unit and must state what time, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., the landlord will enter the unit. If the landlord gives the tenant the correct notice, the landlord can enter even if the tenant is not at home.

Click Here for a Guide to Residential Tenancy