If you and your landlord have a problem, the first step is for you to communicate about the situation and try to work out a solution. If you reach an agreement, make sure it is in writing. It is important to have problems and their solutions documented in case further action is required.
Since the RTA does not apply, you do not have the option of going to the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) if you need help resolving a problem. If you can’t reach a resolution with your landlord, you may wish to consider mediation or making an application to Provincial Court. It is always recommended that you seek legal advice if you plan to make a court application.
A list of organizations that provide legal advice are located on our website.
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