When a rental unit is sold, the Tenant does not automatically have to move
out. Read more here...
Selling a Rented Property
If a tenanted
rental property is being sold, both the Landlord and Tenant have rights
and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancy Act.
the BC Residential Tenancy Act (section 29), the Landlord must have the
Tenant’s agreement or give the Tenant proper written notice that states
the date, time and reason for entry. The Tenant must receive the notice at
least 24 hours, and not more than 30 days, before the time of entry. See
for a Notice to Enter Premises and
learn how to serve this notice.
It's best if
the Landlord can serve the Tenant with a schedule of viewing times,
otherwise, the Landlord will have to give the Tenant notice each time.
Please note that when proper notice has been given, the Landlord can show
the rental unit even if the Tenant is not home. A Landlord is allowed to
enter the common areas of the property at any time without giving the
A Landlord must
keep in mind that a Tenant is entitled to reasonable privacy and freedom
from unreasonable disturbance. A notice indicating that showings will take
place daily from 9am to 6pm for a two-week period would be unreasonable.
Selling a Tenanted Residential Property -
RTB Fact Sheet
When a rental
unit is sold, the Tenant does not automatically have to move. If the new
Landlord or a close family member intends to move in, the original
Landlord must serve a
Two-Month Notice to End Tenancy for Landlord’s Use of Property. See
“Landlord Gives Notice to End the Tenancy” under Section 12.9 of the
BC Residential Tenancy Guide.
Check out the
requirements for a landlord to end a tenancy and find out what it means to
end one “in good faith.”
Policy Guideline - Good Faith Requirement
when Ending a Tenancy
Landlords giving notice to end a tenancy
Smart Landlord Tip
considered that your Tenant may want to buy the place they are renting?
Why not ask to see if they're interested?