Province lifts various COVID-related restrictions on residential tenanciesPosted
On June 19, the Province provided an update to its pandemic restrictions related to residential tenancies in place since March 2020. The most significant changes include (click here for details):
- While the Province is maintaining the moratorium on rent increases and evictions for late- or non-payment of rent, landlords can now issue a Notice to End Tenancy for any other reason.
- Landlords can continue to restrict or schedule the use of common areas to support physical distancing
- Landlords with existing orders for eviction can take them to the courts effective July 2, for enforcement and can enforce a writ order effective immediately.
- Landlords can enter a rental suite with 24-hour notice and do not need the tenant’s consent. They are expected to follow health guidelines like physical distancing, cleaning and wearing masks when appropriate.
- The change also allows for personal service of documents to resume.
Information about changes to B.C.’s tenancy laws during COVID-19 can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies/covid-19Back to News