Edition: May edition
The quick route to end a tenancy for non-payment of rent – Direct Request Process
Do you have a tenant who isn’t paying his/her rent or utilities? There‘s a quick route available to end the tenancy– it’s called a Direct Request. With this process an Order of Possession can be obtained within two weeks. The decision is made through written submissions, with the whole process being dependent on the landlord submitting the correct paperwork with the application.
How does it work?
To begin, the landlord serves the tenant with the 10 Day Notice to End Tenancy for Unpaid Rent or Utilities.
Keep in mind that serving the notice correctly is CRITICAL. There are four methods of service available:
• handing it to the tenant in person (a witness might be required)
• posting it on the door (a witness will be required)
• sending it by registered mail
• leaving it in the mailbox or mail slot at the tenant’ s residence (a witness will be required)
1. Completed Tenancy Agreement - signed by both parties
2. Completed Proof of Service Notice (PDF)
3. Direct Request Worksheet (PDF)
4. 10 Day Notice (PDF)
If there have been any changes to the tenancy agreement then copies of the relevant forms that identify the changes must be included. This information is needed to support the application.
The online application is an excellent tool which allows the application to be made from a home or office. Applications can also be submitted in person to our Burnaby office or at a Service BC office.
As soon as the application has been reviewed, the RTB provides the landlord with a package to serve on the tenant. Click here for more details.
If the paperwork submitted is clear, accurate and is determined to support the claim, the landlord will be awarded an Order of Possession (PDF) shortly after the RTB receives the proof-of-service form provided in the landlord's package.