BC Housing and Tenancy Law. Chapter 3: Case Law Update (Oct 2019)

[28:46] Lawyer Danielle Sabelli (CLAS) provides an update on case law (court cases are binding on the RTB). For community workers and advocates. Part 3 of a 3 part panel. Topics include:

  • Renovictions and tenant offering to vacate
  • Landlords acting in good faith or having an ulterior motive
  • All permits in place before landlord issues notice to end tenancy (Aarti v Baumann)
  • Tenant not understanding and not attending hearing (MBB v Affordable Housing Charitable Society)
  • Occupy means reside (Schuld v Niu)
  • Bias in interpreting instead of translating (Suri v Vahra)
  • Adequacy of reasons (Marchall v Pohl)

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Credits: Presentation by Danielle Sabelli, Community Legal Assistance Society. 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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