The COVID-19 pandemic does not necessarily constitute “extenuating circumstances” under the Residential Tenancy Act

20. September 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Delay – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness Mawani v. Dobbs, [2022] B.C.J. No. 1388, 2022 BCSC 1285, British Columbia Supreme Court, July 29, 2022, B.J. Norell J. The petitioners, Nawaz and Shelina Mawani, sought judicial review pursuant to the Judicial Review ...

The case of the missing dollar: Arbitrator’s decision found procedurally unfair after reversing burden of proof

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Evidence – Burden of proof – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Landlord and tenant – Residential Tenancy Agreements – Eviction LaBrie v. Liu, [2021] B.C.J. No. 2751, 2021 BCSC 2486, British Columbia Supreme Court, December ...

Residential Tenancy Branch decision failed to adequately articulate the reasons for its decision and the matter was remitted back to the Residential Tenancy Branch

19. October 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Residential tenancy agreements – Vacancy notices – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness Shahcheraghi v. Divangahi, [2021] B.C.J. No. 1760, 2021 BCSC 1576, British Columbia Supreme Court, August 13, 2021, K. Horsman J. The landlord/petitioner sought a ...

The standard of review for jurisdictional questions under the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act is patent unreasonableness

16. February 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Jurisdiction – Dispute resolution schemes – Judicial review – Privative clauses – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Patent unreasonableness –  Landlord and tenant – Remedies – Injunctions McDonald v Creekside Campground and RV Park, [2020] B.C.J. No. 2182, 2002 ...

The Landlord/Appellant, Aarti Investments Ltd., was unsuccessful in attempting to appeal a decision of a Chambers Judge. The Chambers Judge had set aside a decision of a residential tenancy branch arbitrator, which had granted an Order of Possession to the Landlord.

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Appeals – Legislative compliance – Landlord and tenant – Residential tenancy agreements Aarti Investments Ltd. v. Bauman, [2019] B.C.J. No. 840, 2019 BCCA 165, British Columbia Court of Appeal, May 14, 2019, P.M Willcock, R. Goepel and G. Dickson JJ.A. The Appellant/Landlord, Aarti Investments ...

This case involves judicial review of a decision of the Residential Tenancy Branch finding that a non-profit community housing guest policy was discriminatory and harmed the residents. The court dismissed the judicial review, finding that the Tribunal’s decision was reasonable.

21. August 2018 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Landlord and tenant – Residential tenancy agreements PHS Community Services Society v. Swait, [2018] B.C.J. No. 958, 2018 BCSC 824, British Columbia Supreme Court, May 18, 2018, N. Sharma J. ...

Residential Tenancy Branch correct in exercising jurisdiction where proceedings concerned an allegation of repeated late rent payments

15. August 2017 0
Application to dismiss action and petition for judicial review both arising out of tenancy relationship governed by Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 77. Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Residential Tenancy office – Judicial review – Delay – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Landlord and tenant – Damages – Practice ...

Court upholds arbitrator’s eviction decision on judicial review following tenant’s failure to comply with material terms of rental agreement

17. February 2017 0
The petitioner sought judicial review of a Residential Tenancy Branch decision to dismiss her application to cancel an eviction notice served by her landlord pursuant to s. 47(1)(h) of the Residential Tenancy Act, S.B.C. 2002 c. 78 (the “RTA”). Section 47(1)(h) of the RTA permits a landlord to end a tenancy if the tenant has: ...

The applicant landlord unsuccessfully sought leave to appeal a decision of the Residential Tenancies Commission which required him to pay compensation to the respondent tenants

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Residential Tenancy office – Landlord and tenant – Termination – Judicial review – Appeals – Leave to appeal – Compliance with legislation – Hearings – Procedural requirements and fairness Chong v. Wan, [2014] M.J. No. 97, 2014 MBCA 35, Manitoba Court of Appeal, April 16, 2014, B.M. ...

Applicant unsuccessfully applied to set aside a decision of the Rentalsman who had refused to issue a Notice to Quit on the respondent tenant due to improvements made to the property. Decision was held to be within range of acceptable outcomes and reasonable.

Administrative law – Decisions of administrative tribunals – Residential Tenancy office – Landlord and tenant – Rules and by-laws – Conduct of tenant – Residential tenancy agreements – Termination – Judicial review – Compliance with legislation – Jurisdiction – Standard of review – Reasonableness simpliciter Nethervue Park Ltd. v. MacKinnon, [2013] N.B.J. No. 21, 2013 ...