Four Months' Notice to End Tenancy For Demolition,
Renovation, Repair or Conversion of a Rental Unit
Residential Tenancy Act, s.49 (6) #RTB-29
Residential Tenancy Branch
O ce of Housing and Construction Standards
#RTB-29 (2020/02)
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Your personal information is collected under section 26 (a) and
(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of
administering the Residential Tenancy Act. If you have any questions regarding the collection of your personal information, please call 604-660-1020
in Greater Vancouver; 250-387-1602 in Victoria; or 1-800-665-8779 elsewhere in B.C.
Tenant: This is a legal notice that could lead to you being evicted from your home
HOW TO DISPUTE THIS NOTICE
You have the right to dispute this Notice within 30 days of receiving it, by fi ling an Application for Dispute
Resolution with the Residential Tenancy Branch online, in person at any Service BC Office or by going to the
Residential Tenancy Branch Office at #400 - 5021 Kingsway in Burnaby. If you do not apply within the required
time limit, you are presumed to accept that the tenancy is ending and must move out of the rental unit by the
effective date of this Notice.
To the Tenant: (use Schedule of Parties form #RTB-26 to list additional tenants)
rst and middle name last name
rst and middle name last name
main phone other phone
Tenant Address:
unit #
street # and name city province postal code
From the Landlord: (use Schedule of Parties form #RTB-26 to list additional landlords)
rst and middle name last name
main phone other phone
Landlords address:
site/unit # street # and name city province postal code
I, the Landlord, gi ve you Four Month's Notice to move out of the rental unit located at:
unit #
street # and name city province postal code
You must move out of the rental unit by:
DD/MM/YYYY
name of landlord/agent signature of landlord/agent date signed DD/MM/YYYY
See Pages 3 and 4 for important information
click to sign
signature
click to edit
Complete the details below at the time of service: (Not required on landlord’s copy; failure
to complete does not invalidate notice).
Served by:
In person to the tenant or agent or with an adult (over 19) who apparently lives with the tenant
Sending a copy by registered mail to the address at which the tenant resides
Leaving a copy in a mailbox or mail slot at the address where the tenant resides
Attaching a copy to the door or other conspicuous place where the tenant resides
As ordered by the Director of the Residential Tenancy Branch (attach copy of Substituted Service Order)
By fax on DD/MM/YYYY
Landlords should also complete Proof of Service Notice to End Tenancy (form #RTB-34) as evidence of service.
I am ending your tenancy because I am going to: (check a box that applies)
Demolish the rental unit.
Perform renovations or repairs that are so extensive that the rental unit must be vacant. Indicate how
many anticipated weeks/months (please circle one) the unit is required to be vacant.
Convert the residential property to strata lots under the Strata Property Act.
Convert the residential property into a not for profit housing cooperative under the Cooperative
Association Act.
Convert the rental unit for use by a caretaker, manager, or superintendent of the residential property.
Convert the rental unit to a non-residential use.
Residential Tenancy Branch
Oce of Housing and Construction Standards
#RTB-29 (2020/02)
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I have obtained all permits and approvals required by law to do this work. Please complete the
information below.
Date Issued
DD/MM/YYYY
Issued by Description
Permit Number
No permits and approvals are required by law to do this work.
The work I am planning to do is detailed in the table below:
Planned Work
Details of work (*If you are ending the tenancy for renovations or repairs,
explain why the renovations or repairs require the rental unit to be vacant).
Residential Tenancy Branch
Oce of Housing and Construction Standards
#RTB-29 (2020/02)
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS NOTICE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS NOTICE
1. LANDLORD MUST ACT IN GOOD FAITH
Your landlord has to intend in good faith to accomplish the purpose for ending your tenancy. A claim of good faith
requires honesty of intention with no ulterior motive.
2. PERMITS AND APPROVALS REQUIRED BY LAW
Your landlord must have all permits and approvals required by law before they give you this notice. Permits and
approvals required by law can include demolition, building or electrical permits issued by a municipal or provincial
authority, a change in zoning required by a municipality to convert the rental unit to a non-residential use, and a permit
or license required to use it for that purpose. Strata corporations may also require certain permits and approvals before
a rental unit can be renovated or repaired or converted to a non-residential use and there may be strata bylaws that
prohibit the rental unit from being used for a non-residential purpose.
3. REPAIRS OR RENOVATIONS MUST BE EXTENSIVE
If your landlord is ending your tenancy to do major repairs or renovations, they must be so extensive that they require
the unit to be empty in order to complete them; and the only way to achieve this necessary vacancy is by ending the
tenancy. Your landlord cannot end your tenancy to do cosmetic or routine maintenance like painting, changing flooring,
or installing new light fixtures.
4. MOVING OUT TEMPORARILY
If you are willing to temporarily vacate the rental unit with all your belongings for the duration of the renovations or
repairs at your own expense, then your tenancy may not need to be ended. If you are willing to do this, you should
discuss it with your landlord as soon as possible.
5. RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL
If your tenancy must be ended for renovations or repairs and if your rental unit is in a residential property containing 5 or
more rental units, you have a right of first refusal. This means you have the right to tell your landlord you may wish to
move back into the rental unit. You must give your landlord notice (using form #RTB-28) that you are exercising your
right of first refusal before you move out. If you exercise this right, at least 45 days before the rental unit is available,
your landlord must provide you with the first opportunity to enter into a new tenancy agreement.
6. EFFECTIVE DATE OF NOTICE
The effective date of this Notice is the date you must move out by. Your landlord must provide you with a least four
month's notice and the effective date must be the last day of the rental period. For example, if you pay rent on the
first day of each month, the effective date must be the last day of a month. For a fixed term tenancy agreement, the
effective date cannot be earlier than the date the term ends.
7. LANDLORD MUST COMPENSATE YOU
On or before the effective date of this Notice, your landlord has to compensate you an amount equal to one month’s
rent payable under your tenancy agreement. You may withhold your last month’s rent instead of being paid
compensation. If you have already paid your last month’s rent, your landlord has to refund you that amount.
Residential Tenancy Branch
Oce of Housing and Construction Standards
#RTB-29 (2020/02)
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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:
www.gov.bc.ca/landlordtenant
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.
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