If a tenant commits a “substantial breach” of the residential tenancy agreement, the landlord can serve a 24 hour or 14 day eviction notice (depending on the type of breach). A substantial breach occurs when the tenant breaks one of the rules listed in the Residential Tenancies Act.
A tenant can be evicted for the following reasons:
- not paying the rent on time and in full (requires 14 day notice or court order);
- significantly damaging the property, or allowing the property to be significantly damaged (requires 24 hour notice or court order);
- physically assaulting or threatening to physically assault the landlord or another tenant (requires 24 hour notice or court order);
- interfering with the rights of other tenants or the landlord (for example, tenant is unreasonably loud) (requires 14 day notice or court order);
- committing any illegal acts in the property (type of notice will depend on illegal activity committed);
- failing to maintain the property in a reasonably clean condition (type of notice will depend on damage caused to the unit); and
- refusing to move out at the end of the tenancy (requires 14 day notice or court order).
For more information about evictions, go to the Eviction Notice section of this website.