Residential Tenancy Forms (19:XVIII)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on August 10, 2021.



Check the RTB web site: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies/forms for current forms and fees. Ensure clients are using the most recent forms. Be aware that some applications require fees (e.g. a standard Application for dispute resolution costs $100). Waivers are available for low-income applicants.

The dispute resolution policy guidelines are also available online, as are decisions by Arbitrators. These are useful for preparing for a hearing, but they are NOT binding on Arbitrators.

A. Entering Into a Tenancy[edit]

  1. Residential Tenancy Agreement - RTB 1
    The RTB is of the opinion that this Residential Tenancy Agreement accurately reflects the RTA and accompanying regulations. The RTB makes no representations or warranties regarding the use of this Agreement. A landlord and tenant may wish to obtain independent advice regarding whether this agreement satisfies their own personal or business needs.
  2. Manufactured Home Site Tenancy Agreement - RTB 5
    The Residential Tenancy Branch is of the opinion that this Manufactured Home Site Tenancy Agreement accurately reflects the MHPTA and accompanying regulations. The RTB makes no representations or warranties regarding the use of this agreement. A landlord and tenant may wish to obtain independent advice regarding whether this agreement satisfies their own personal or business needs.
  3. Condition Inspection Report - RTB 27
    Landlords and tenants or their representatives can use this form to record the condition of a rental unit at the time of move-in and at the time of move-out by the tenant.
  4. Schedule of Parties - RTB 26
    Use this Schedule of Parties to continue if the form you are completing does not have enough room for additional applicants or respondents. It is to be filed with your completed application.

B. Rent Increases[edit]

  1. Notice of Rent Increase - Residential Rental Units - RTB 7
    Landlords must use this notice to notify tenants of rent increases.
  2. Notice of Rent Increase - Manufactured Home Site - RTB 11
    Park owners must use this notice to notify tenants of site rent increases. This notice is not used where a tenant rents a manufactured home, as well as the site, under a single tenancy agreement.
  3. Application for Additional Rent Increase - RTB 16
    A landlord must use this form to apply for an Arbitrator’s approval for a rent increase in an amount greater than the amount specified in the RTA, the MHPTA and associated regulations.
  4. Schedule of Parties - RTB 26
    Use this Schedule of Parties to continue if the form you are completing does not have enough room for additional applicants or respondents. It is to be filed with your completed application.

C. Dispute Resolution[edit]

  1. Tenant’s Application for Dispute Resolution - RTB 12T
    Tenants must complete and file this form to request a hearing before an Arbitrator to resolve a residential tenancy dispute. To submit the Application form over the web, fill out the Online Application for Dispute Resolution form.
  2. Landlord’s Application for Dispute Resolution - RTB 12L
    Landlords must complete and file this form to request a hearing before an Arbitrator to resolve a residential tenancy dispute. To submit the Application form over the web, fill out the Online Application for Dispute Resolution form.
  3. Landlord’s Application for Dispute Resolution by Direct Request - RTB 12LDR
    Landlords must complete and file this form to request a residential tenancy dispute be resolved through direct request without a hearing. To submit the Application form over the web, fill out the Online Application for Dispute Resolution form.
  4. Application to Waive Filing Fee - RTB 17
    A person bringing a dispute to dispute resolution may use this form to request that the Residential Tenancy Branch waive the fee for filing an Application for dispute resolution.
  5. Application for Substituted Service - RTB 13
    Landlords and tenants must use this form to request an Arbitrator order documents be served in a method other than those required by the RTA.
  6. Tenant’s Request to Join Applications for Dispute Resolution - RTB 19
    Tenants may use this application to request that the Director of the Residential Tenancy Branch order that two or more dispute resolutions be heard together. Dispute resolutions may be joined when the matters to be determined are related and it makes sense that the matters be joined.
  7. Landlord’s Request to Join Applications for Dispute Resolution - RTB 18
    Landlords may use this application to request that the Director of the Residential Tenancy Branch order that two or more dispute resolutions be heard together. Dispute resolutions may be joined when the matters to be determined are related and it is sensible that the matters be joined.
  8. Schedule of Parties - RTB 26
    Use this Schedule of Parties to continue if the form you are completing does not have enough room for additional applicants or respondents. It is to be filed with your completed application.

D. Dispute Resolution Decisions and Orders[edit]

  1. Application to Review Arbitrator’s Decision or Order - RTB 2
    Landlords and tenants may use this form to apply to the Director or the Residential Tenancy Branch for review of an Arbitrator’s order or decision.
  2. Request for Correction - RTB 6
    Tenants and landlords may use this form to request that the Residential Tenancy Branch correct any obvious error or inadvertent omission.
  3. Request for Clarification – RTB 38
    Tenants and landlords may use this form to request the Residential Tenancy Branch clarify a decision.
  4. Application for Substituted Service - RTB 13
    Landlords and tenants must use this form to request an Arbitrator order documents be served in a method other than those required by the RTA.
  5. Schedule of Parties - RTB 26
    Use this Schedule of Parties to continue if the form you are completing does not have enough room for additional applicants or respondents. It is to be filed with your completed application.

E. End of Tenancy[edit]

  1. Notice to End Tenancy - Residential Unit - RTB 3
    A landlord must use this notice to end a tenancy agreement, unless the tenancy is a fixed-term agreement that contains a predetermined expiry date and the tenant has agreed to vacate, or the landlord and tenant have agreed in writing to end the tenancy.
  2. 12 Month Notice to End Tenancy for Conversion of Manufactured Home Park - RTB 31
    Landlords must use this form to end a Manufactured Home Site Tenancy.
  3. Mutual Agreement to End a Tenancy - RTB 8
    Tenants and landlords may use this form to voluntarily end residential tenancies.
  4. Notice of Final Opportunity to Schedule a Condition Inspection - RTB 22
    A landlord must use this form where a tenant was not available at the date(s) and time(s) first offered by the landlord for a condition inspection, and where the landlord was not available at an alternate time proposed by the tenant.
  5. Schedule of Parties - RTB 26
    Use this Schedule of Parties to continue if the form you are completing does not have enough room for additional applicants or respondents. It is to be filed with your completed application.


F. Other Forms[edit]

  1. Notice Terminating or Restricting a Service or Facility - RTB 24
    A landlord must use this form to terminate or restrict a service or facility to a rental unit or manufactured home site.
  2. Request for Consent to Assign a Manufactured Home Site Tenancy Agreement - RTB 10
    Use this form if you are a manufactured home owner and you are requesting the park owner’s consent to assign your site tenancy agreement to the purchaser of your manufactured home.
  3. Request for Consent to Sublet a Manufactured Home Site Tenancy Agreement - RTB 25
    A manufactured home owner may use this form to request a park owner’s consent to sublet a site tenancy agreement to the renter of the manufactured home.


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