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2.9 Summary

  • Paying rent is one of a tenant’s most important responsibilities.
  • In most cases, you are not legally allowed to withhold rent when your landlord breaks the law.
  • If you are late paying rent, you may be issued a 10 Day Eviction Notice for Non-Payment of Rent.
  • If you won’t be able to pay your full rent on time, prioritize your rent over other expenses, ask for a loan, contact a Rent Bank (Vancouver, Surrey, Kamloops), or speak to a legal advocate about a crisis supplement.
  • Landlords can raise rent once every 12 months by a set percentage, as long as they give tenants three months’ notice using the proper form.