Residential Tenancy Branch
Oce of Housing and Construction Standards
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8. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO MOVE OUT EARLY
If your tenancy is periodic (e.g. month-to-month), you can end the tenancy sooner than the date set out in this Notice
as long as you give the landlord at least 10 days written notice and pay the proportion of rent due to the effective date
of that notice. Ending the tenancy early does not affect your right to the one month compensation above. Fixed term
tenancies cannot be ended earlier than the end of the term.
9. YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION
After you move out, if your landlord does not take steps toward the purpose for which this Notice was given within
a reasonable period after the effective date of this Notice, your landlord must compensate you an amount equal to
12 month's rent payable under your current tenancy agreement. You must apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch
to be awarded this compensation. Your landlord may be excused from paying this amount if there were extenuating
circumstances that prevented your landlord from accomplishing the purpose for ending your tenancy or using the rental
unit for that purpose for at least 6 months.
10. WHEN YOU ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE RECEIVED THIS NOTICE
You are considered to have received this notice on the day it is given to you in person (or to an adult (19+) who
appears to live with you). If you were not personally served with this Notice, you are considered to have received the
Notice, unless there is evidence to the contrary, on the following:
• 3 days after the landlord either leaves the Notice in the mailbox or through the mail slot; posts it on the door or a
noticeable place at the address where you live; or faxes it to a number you have provided as an address for service; or
• 5 days after the landlord sends the Notice by registered or regular mail to the address where you live.
Note: The date a person receives documents is what is used to calculate the time to respond; the deeming
pro-visions do not give you extra time to respond
11. INFORMATION FOR LANDLORDS
You can file an Application for Dispute Resolution for an Order of Possession if you believe the tenant does not intend
to move out and the tenant's deadline to dispute this Notice has expired. The tenant has 30 calendar days from the
date of receipt of this notice to file an Application for Dispute Resolution.
If the tenant disputes the Notice, a hearing will be held. You will have an opportunity to participate and prove that the
tenancy should end for the reason you have indicated on this Notice. An error in this Notice or an incorrect move-out
date on this Notice does not make it invalid. An arbitrator can order that the tenancy ends on a date other than the date
specified on this Notice.
If an arbitrator upholds this Notice, the arbitrator must grant an Order of Possession to you. If an arbitrator determines
this Notice is not valid, the notice to end tenancy is cancelled and the tenancy continues. Keep copies of all Notices to
End Tenancy and record each date and how the Notice was given or received.
You MUST NOT physically evict a tenant without a Writ of Possession obtained from the Supreme Court of British Co-
lumbia after an arbitrator has issued an Order of Possession, change the locks without an arbitrator's order, or seize a
tenant's personal property without a court order.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Public Information Lines: 1-800-665-8779 (toll-free) Greater Vancouver: 604-660-1020 Victoria: 250-387-1602
This is page 4 of a 4-page Notice. The landlord must sign page one of this Notice and must give the tenant every page.