BC Housing and Tenancy Law. Chapter 1: Legislation and Policy Update (Oct 2019)

[24:32] Lawyer Zuzana Modrovic (TRAC) explains the legislative and policy guideline updates in BC's Residential Tenancy Act. For community workers and advocates. Part 1 of a 3 part panel. Topics include:

  • Legalization of cannabis and the Residential Tenancy Act
  • New RTA policy guidelines 2A and 2B
  • 2 month notices to end tenancies
  • Renovictions, demovictions, conversions in use
  • Good faith requirement for landlords
  • Definition of occupying the rental unit
  • Consequences of not using a property for stated purpose
  • Guidelines on Direct Requests, digital evidence, and access to records
  • New guideline on expedited hearings

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Credits: Presentation by Zuzana Modrovic, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC). Filmed and edited by Paul Donovan, Focus Audio Visual Services Ltd., Production and publication coordinated by Kate Murray, Bridget Greenwood, Baljinder Gill, Ella Droko, and Brian Goncalves, Legal Aid BC. Thumbnail design by Brian Goncalves and Caitlin Kuo, Legal Aid BC.

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