Do you have questions about your tenancy? Try one of these free resources for renters in BC.
TRAC (The Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre)
TRAC has helpful information for frequently asked tenancy questions such issues around leases, pets, and roommates.
They also have a huge list of template letters for handling anything from giving your landlord notice to move out to requesting necessary repairs to your building or suite.
They also have a free tenant info-line (1-800-665-1185) you can call with additional questions.
Residential Tenancy Branch BC
The Residential Tenancy Branch (or RTB) is the branch of government responsible for regulating and arbitrating tenancy agreements in BC.
They have information online for both landlords and tenants concerning tenancy laws in the province.
It's also where you can file for Dispute Resolution if you're facing an issue with your landlord not complying with the law or your lease. Make sure you've done your research and properly prepared your case before filing.
If you have tenancy questions, they have many options available for contacting them including texting, email, and phone.
New Westminster Rent Bank
The New Westminster Rent Bank offers low-cost short term loans to low or middle income people who are at risk of eviction due to a temporary shortage of money. Through them you can get a loan for owed rent, owed utilities, next month's rent, or a new security deposit.
More information is available through the brochure attached below. You can also contact them via phone at 604-526-2522, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at their offices at the Lower Mainland Purpose Society at 40 Begbie Street in New Westminster.
First United Legal Aid
First United offers free legal aid to low-income and vulnerable individuals. You can contact them via email@example.com or by phone at 604-251-3323.
More information is available on their website: https://firstunited.ca/how-we-help/legal-advocacy
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