God Bless Lisa N. Mackie. She’s a lawyer at Alexandar Holburn Beaudin and Lang LLP in good ole’ Vancouver. She wrote an article at Mondaq about what you can and can’t do when evicting a tenant for repairs in B.C. Is this worth a read? Uh…YES. Check it out here.
Her advice is well thought out and includes some other tips besides the obvious stuff. She suggests reading the law and broaching the subject with your tenant carefully. As you may or may not know, B.C. law requires that before issuing a “2 Month Notice to End Tenancy“, the landlord needs to have all of the necessary permits required by law to conduct the repairs or renovations, and the landlord must intend in good faith to renovate or repair in a manner that requires the suite to be vacant. The landlord also has to compensate the tenant the equivalent of one month’s rent on or before the move-out date.
Read the article here.