Here are some snippets of information that should help both tenants and agents. When a property is for sale, there are some rules that need to be followed and some in particular are more relevant to common real estate transactions involving tenants.
First here is a link to the BC government tenancy guide page
Next, here is the actual PDF guide for saving in case it changes location above for whatever reason:
Now, here are the snippets that I thought are pretty important to have a firm grasp of.
From Residential Tenancy Act Guide
- The tenancy agreement is a fixed term that specifies the tenant will move out at the end of the term
- The tenant or landlord gives notice to end the tenancy in accordance with the law
- The tenancy agreement is frustrated by circumstances beyond the landlord or tenant’s control
- The tenant move outs or abandons the rental unit
- The landlord is granted an order by the RTB
- The tenant and landlord mutually agree in writing to end the tenancy
- By leaving a copy with the tenant or at the tenant’s residence with an adult who appar ently resides with the person. The notice is considered served the same day
- By leaving a copy in a mail box or mail slot for the address at which the tenant resides. The notice is considered served three full days later
- By attaching a copy to a door or other conspicuous place at the address at which the tenant resides. The notice is considered served three full days later
- By transmitting a copy to a fax number provided as an address for service by the tenant. The notice is considered served three full days later
- By sending a copy by ordinary mail or registered mail to the address at which the tenant resides or to a forwarding address provided by the tenant. The notice is considered served five full days after mailing
- As ordered by the RTB
- Demolishing the rental unit or doing major renovations that require the building or rental unit be empty for the work to be done. When possible, renovations should be done without evicting the tenant. For example, if the renovations require the unit to be vacant for a short period, the tenant could be relocated and later return to the unit
- Converting the rental unit to a strata property unit, a non-profit co-operative or society, or a not-for-profit housing co-operative under the Cooperative Association Act
- Converting the rental unit for non-residential use, such as a shop
- Converting the rental unit into a caretaker’s premises The landlord must have all required government permits and approvals in place before issuing the notice for any of the above reasons.