About the Tenant Survival Guide

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TRAC makes no representations, express or implied, that the information contained in the Tenant Survival Guide can or will be used or interpreted in any particular way by any government agency or court. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.

Top Five Survival Tips for Problem Free Renting

  1. Read the Tenant Survival Guide
  2. Take TRAC's online course, Renting It Right
  3. Gather evidence and put everything in writing
  4. Carefully review anything you are asked to sign
  5. Pay your full rent on time

Still facing problems with your landlord? Visit TRAC’s website or call TRAC’s Tenant Infoline at 604-255-0546 or 1-800-665-1185.

Publication details

The Tenant Survival Guide is produced by the Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre, a non-profit organization that promotes the legal protection of residential tenants across BC by providing information, education, support, and research on residential tenancy matters.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence The Tenant Survival Guide © TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence. This licence lets others share, reuse, remix, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as they credit the copyright holder and license their new creations under the identical terms.
First edition: 1984
Thirteenth edition: 2018

The following people worked on the thirteenth edition:

  • Writing: Andrew Sakamoto
  • Illustrations: Kate O’Connor
  • Legal supervision/editing: Zuzana Modrovic
  • Project coordination: Andrew Sakamoto

TRAC acknowledges funding from The Law Foundation of BC, Province of British Columbia, and City of Vancouver.

Online version

The online version of the Tenant Survival Guide is available on Clicklaw Wikibooks at wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca. The online version should be consulted for the most recent information on topics covered by this publication.

Information about TRAC publications

To request a copy of the Tenant Survival Guide, contact Emma Lazo at emma@tenants.bc.ca.

TRAC's Online Course

TRAC offers a FREE video-based and self-paced online course, Renting it Right, that gives tenants practical and legal information on how to find rental housing and maintain a stable tenancy. Students who register and pass a final exam are provided with a certificate of completion.

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Photo illustration credit: Kate O'Connor
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