Rent out a non-profit housing unit in the Province of BC with this British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Tenancy Agreement.
This template is for tenancies where the rent is based on the tenant's income, pursuant to the Residential Tenancy Act. This contract may be used for periodic tenancies (such as month-to-month) or fixed term tenancies (such as 1 year, 6 months, etc).
The Tenancy Agreement contains standard provisions such as:
- payment and disposition of the security deposit;
- the landlord's and tenant's responsibilities with respect to repairs;
- termination by either party;
- joint inspection of the premises by both parties at move-in and move-out;
- indemnification of landlord by tenant.This British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Tenancy Agreement is available in MS Word format, and is fully editable to fit your specific needs.
NON-PROFIT HOUSING TENANCY AGREEMENT (BC) This agreement is ONLY for the rental in which the rent is related to the Tenant's income, and who are designated under section 24(6) of the Residential Tenancy Act. THIS AGREEMENT made effective as of the _____ day of ______________, _______. BETWEEN: [NAME OF LANDLORD] [address] [phone no. with area code] (the “Landlord”) - and - [NAME OF TENANT] [address] [phone no. with area code] (the “Tenant”) The Landlord hereby rents to the Tenant, and the Tenant hereby rents from the Landlord, the residential premises (“Premises”) located at __________________________ [insert address, including city/town], in the Province of British Columbia. The area and boundaries of the Premises measured from a fixed point of reference are outlined in red on the plan attached as Schedule A hereto, which forms part of this Tenancy Agreement. The address for service and the telephone number of the Landlord or Landlord's agent are: [give full mailing address] [give telephone number including area code] The terms “tenant” and “landlord” in this Tenancy Agreement shall have the same meaning as in the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA), and the singular of these words includes the plural. The term “premises” includes the building and land on which the Premises are located. 1. Application of the Residential Tenancy Act (a) The provisions of this Tenancy Agreement and any changes or additions to the provisions hereof may not contradict or change any right or duty under the RTA or a regulation made under that Act and to the extent that a term of this Tenancy Agreement does contradict or change a right or duty under the RTA or a regulation made under that Act, this Tenancy Agreement shall be read as if such provision does not form a part hereof, and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. -2- (b) Despite any other provision of this Tenancy Agreement, a Tenant has the right pursuant to the RTA to apply for arbitration to resolve a dispute. 2. Term of the Tenancy [if tenancy is for a fixed term] The tenancy shall commence on the _____ day of ______________, _______ and shall continue for a period of _______ [months / years], ending on the _____ day of ______________, _______. At the end of the term: choose appropriate option: the tenancy may continue on a month-to-month basis or for another fixed length of time, as the parties agree. OR the tenancy will end and the Tenant must vacate the Premises. [If you choose this option, both the Landlord and Tenant must initial where indicated] Landlord Tenant [if tenancy is month-to-month] The tenancy shall commence on the _____ day of ______________, _______ and shall continue on a month-to-month basis until terminated as hereinafter provided. [if tenancy is week-to-week] The tenancy shall commence on the _____ day of ______________, _______ and shall continue on a week-to-week basis until terminated as hereinafter provided. 3. Rent (a) The Tenant will pay rent in the amount of $___________ per month to the Landlord on [the first day of each month OR [set out the day] of each week], subject to rent increases in accordance with the RTA. The Tenant must pay the rent on time. If the rent is late, the Landlord may issue a Notice to End a Residential Tenancy to the Tenant, which may take effect not earlier than ten (10) days after the date the Notice is given. (b) The following services and facilities are included in the rent, and the Landlord must not exclude such services and facilities, or make the Tenant pay extra for a service or facility which is already included in the rent: ____ electricity ____ water / sewer ____ parking (__ vehicles) ____ gas / heating ____ window coverings ____ appliances: __________________ ____ laundry ____ furniture ____ cable television ____ storage ____ garbage pickup ____ snow removal (streets, access roads) ____ property taxes ____ other: _________________ -3- 4. Security Deposit [NOTE TO LANDLORD: The security deposit must not exceed one half of the first monthly rent payable for the residential premises. (a) The Tenant has paid a security deposit of $__________. The Tenant agrees to use the security deposit and interest as rent only if the Landlord consents. (b) The Landlord agrees: (i) to keep the security deposit during the tenancy and pay interest on it in accordance with the RTA, and (ii) to return the security deposit and interest to the Tenant within fifteen (15) days of the end of the tenancy agreement, unless: (A) the Tenant agrees in writing to allow the Landlord to keep an amount as payment for unpaid rent or damage, or (B) the Landlord has an arbitrator's monetary order against the Tenant. (C) the Landlord applies for arbitration under the RTA within fifteen (15) days of the end of the Tenancy Agreement to claim some or all of the security deposit and interest. 5. Additional Terms [Use this section to set out any additional terms governing the tenancy which the parties agree to, such as the Park rules and regulations, yard maintenance, move-in and move-out procedures, etc.] (a) At the beginning of the tenancy, the Landlord and Tenant shall jointly inspect the Premises and complete a written inspection report, describing the features of the Premises and any existing damage to the Premises. The report must be signed and dated by both the Landlord and the Tenant, and each should keep a copy. At the end of the tenancy, the parties shall again jointly inspect the Premises and complete a second inspection report, noting any changes from the initial inspection report. 6. Repairs (a) Landlord’s Duties: The Landlord must provide and maintain the Premises in a reasonable state of decoration and repair, making the residential premises and the residential property suitable for occupation by a reasonable Tenant. The Landlord must comply with health, safety and housing standards required by law. -4- (b) Tenant’s Duties: The Tenant must maintain ordinary health, cleanliness and sanitary standards throughout the Premises. The Tenant must take the necessary steps to repair damage to the Premises caused by a willful or negligent act or omission of the Tenant, or Tenant’s family or invitees. The Tenant is not responsible for reasonable wear and tear to the Premises. If the Tenant does not comply with the above duties after being requested to do so by the Landlord, the Landlord may seek a monetary order through arbitration under the RTA for the cost of repairs, serve a Notice to End a Residential Tenancy, or both. The Tenant agrees to inform the Landlord of any repairs required. Whenever possible, this request should be in writing. (c) Emergency Repairs: The Landlord must post the name and telephone number of the designated contact person for emergency repairs. The Tenant must make at least two (2) attempts to notify the person designated by the Landlord, and give a reasonab
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