British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Tenancy Agreement by Megadox

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									           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.
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(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: _________________
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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.
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(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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