BC’s residential tenancy system is plagued by unfairness, new report from CLAS

Residential Tenancy

A new report by the Community Legal Assistance Society identifies significant and persistent unfairness at the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB), the body charged with administering BC’s tenancy laws. The report, entitled On Shaky Ground: Fairness at the Residential Tenancy Branch, sets out the ways in which this unfairness is jeopardizing the protections set out in BC’s tenancy laws.

The report finds that the investigation and enforcement of those who violate tenancy legislation is inconsistent and unreliable. It also finds that many of the issues with the RTB stem from the fact that the Branch is drastically underfunded when compared with other similar administrative decision-makers in the province.