Commercial Tenancies (19:XVI)
In general, landlord and tenant matters not subject to the RTA, or exempted from particular provisions, are considered “commercial tenancies”, and are covered by the Commercial Tenancy Act, RSBC 1996, c 57. Commercial tenancy law is much more complex than residential tenancy law, and individuals who believe they may have a legal issue related to a commercial tenancy are strongly encouraged to seek legal advice relevant to their individual situation.
- Commercial or Residential Tenancy?
- If you are unsure as to whether your tenancy is commercial or residential, and so whether or not it falls within the Residential Tenancy Act, you should seek legal advice. For assistance in determining whether your tenancy is commercial or residential, it may be helpful to refer to Residential Tenancy Branch Policy Guideline no. 14: Type of Tenancy: Commercial or Residential.
- Commercial Tenancy Resources
- If you encounter an issue related to a commercial tenancy, resources that may be of assistance are listed in the “Resources” section at the beginning of this chapter.
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