"Joint tenants" are tenants who live in the same rental unit, but have separate rental agreements with the landlord. For example, a landlord may rent single rooms in a house under separate agreements. In this type of roommate setup, you are only responsible for your own behavior. If another tenant doesn`t pay their rent on time or decides to move, it has no legal impact on your tenancy. "rental unit" means a dwelling for rent or rent to a tenant; Tenants are co-responsible for everything related to their rental agreement, i.e. they are all equally responsible for each other`s behavior. If the full rent is not paid on time because of a tenant, the landlord could issue an eviction notice that applies to all. If the rental unit has suffered damage, the landlord can claim financial compensation from each roommate, even if it was not that person`s fault. B.C. Rental right defines the rights and obligations of the parties in rental agreements. (a) on the date or date on which the tenant no longer resides in the rental unit, or (a) recount or change the locks, so that the keys or other means of access given to the previous tenant do not allow access to the rental unit and (b) in respect of a fixed-term rental agreement that does not provide for the tenant to empty the rental unit at the end of the fixed duration; a rental agreement which is concluded in accordance with Article 44(3) [as a rental agreement]; 3. A lessor may claim compensation from an overholding tenant for each period during which the surholding tenant lives in the rental unit after the end of the lease.
(iii.1) if the lease is a temporary lease in the circumstances prescribed by Article 97(2)(a.1), that the lessee must evacuate the rental unit at the end of the term; (3) A lessor who is a natural person may terminate a lease in relation to a rental unit if the lessor or a close family member of the lessor intends to occupy the rental unit in good faith. Cons: Monthly rentals make you vulnerable to evictions for "rental use." If your landlord wants to occupy your rental unit, allow a "close family member" to occupy the unit, make major renovations or demolish your building, they can issue you a two-month or four-month eviction notice for the lessor`s use of the property, in accordance with section 49 of the ATR. 37 (1) Unless otherwise agreed between the landlord and the lessee, the lessee shall clear the rental unit up to 1 p.m. on the day of the tenancy. Last July, the BC Supreme Court issued a controversial decision (Darbyshire v. Residential Tenancy Branch) that appeared to find unenforceable oral leases under the Residential Tenancy Act. .