Residential tenancy updates

Recorded on October 26, 2022


[59:39] This session provides an overview of recent case law and discussion of procedural issues.


Presentation materials (PDF download)


0:00 Introduction

00:47 Changes to Residential Tenancy Act – vacate clause misuse penalty

02:43 Changes to Residential Tenancy Regulation – rent increase for 2023

03:33 Changes to the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Regulation – rent increase for 2023

03:52 Changes to Residential Tenancy Branch policy guidelines

22:20 McLintock v. B.C. Housing Commission – 1-month notice for breach of material term

26:30 Ryan v. Mole Hill Community Housing – subsidize housing

29:54 LaBrie v. Liu – burden of proof

34:55 Senft v. Society for Christian Care of the Elderly – notice to end tenancy for cause

38:52 Cyrenne v. YWCA Metro Vancouver – procedural fairness

44:05 Connors v. MacLean – eviction for cause under MHPTA

47:03 Other case laws

52:12 Q&A



Rob Patterson, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)

Zuzana Modrovic, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)


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