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1.6 Safety

No. Your landlord is never allowed to intimidate, threaten or harass you. Just like how a doctor must act professionally about matters related to your health, your landlord should treat you professionally when dealing with your tenancy.  Of course, you should also act in a professional and respectful manner when dealing with your landlord.

If your landlord’s behaviour interferes with your personal safety, you can apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch for monetary compensation, the right to change your locks, and an order telling your landlord to follow the law. Alternatively, you could consider ending your tenancy early for breach of a material term – an option you will learn more about in Ending a Tenancy.

If your landlord or another tenant ever physically hurts you, threatens to hurt you, forcibly enters your home, or puts you in danger, contact the police immediately.

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