May 06, 2020 - Brian Cheng
British Columbia has banned almost all evictions from March 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Now, these reasons to evict tenants are no longer valid:
non-payment of rent; cause (repeated breach of rental agreement); end of employment (e.g., caretaker); landlord’s own use of the property; and tenant no longer qualifying for tenancy (e.g., subsidized rental unit).
Limited exceptions allow landlords to still apply to end tenancies, where the tenant has:
significantly interfered with landlord’s or other occupant’s use of the property; seriously jeopardized health or safety of the landlord or other occupant; or caused extraordinary damage…