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Hi there, my name is Leigh. I'd love to try and help you out with this. Are you still needing some guidance?
Hi there. So as I understand it you are the landlord, you are trying to rent out your property, correct?
Ok great, yes I know times are so different now and unsure about when everything will resume business wise. So I would absolutely advise you on getting some type of written lease agreement. Usually you can find some samples online or you can contact a local attorney to draft one up for you, but in the lease agreement, you will want to be specific with the language of how long each "rental period" is for. If it is for 1 month or for 6 months, etc. You will put clear language that upon that time period, the tenant is REQUIRED to leave the property and their tenancy will not be renewed unless it is in writing by both you and the tenant (that way if you choose to rent to them longer, you can.)
No, I am a lawyer in the United States.
I understand, I'm sorry, the question just gets posted and then attorneys respond. Unfortunately, I cannot re-direct you to anyone else. I apologize, I will opt out of this answer for you.
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Learn about ending a tenancy in B.C.
A tenancy ends when the:
Landlords and tenants are responsible for ending the tenancy lawfully, ensuring both parties have an opportunity participate in condition inspections and agree on any deposit deductions that may be required. Landlords or tenants can be ordered to pay money to each other if they don’t follow the law.
A fixed-term tenancy agreement cannot be ended early except in three circumstances: both parties agree in writing; there are special circumstances such as the tenant is fleeing family violence or the tenant has been assessed as requiring long-term care or has been accepted into a long-term care facility; or as ordered by an arbitrator Learn more about ending a fixed-term tenancy for family violence or long-term care.
Effective December 11, 2017, fixed term tenancy agreements can no longer include a clause requiring a tenant to move out at the end of the term unless:
The change in the law applies to new and existing tenancy agreements. That means that unless an existing fixed-term tenancy agreement is a sublease agreement or was established for a purpose prescribed in section 13.1 of the Residential Tenancy Regulation, the “vacate clause” cannot be enforced by the landlord.
Doing it Right
After notice has been given, both landlords and tenants have specific responsibilities in order to end a tenancy properly – the tenant must move out by 1 p.m. on the effective date of the notice – the last day of the tenancy. This means the unit must be cleaned and all keys given to the landlord by then, unless the landlord agrees in writing to a later time.
A tenant who doesn’t move out on the effective date of a notice to end tenancy is called an overholding tenant. In these situations, the landlord may apply for an Order of Possession to end the tenancy and money to cover expenses – like accommodation or storage costs for an incoming tenant.
I am sorry that this second expert in the US decided it was acceptable to answer you. Then they copied and pasted an answer.
You are stuck at this point in time unfortunately. There is no way to get around the law and the tenancy becomes a month-to-month tenancy and you will need proper notice and grounds to evict the tenant.
Does that clarify the law even though it is not at all what you were hoping to hear?
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