(3) If the tenant does not enter into a lease agreement on the rental unit that underwent the renovation or repair work on the date or before the availability date, the tenant no longer has rights to the rental unit. A sublease occurs when a tenant temporarily moves and leases the unit to a subtenant until they return, while a tenant moves permanently and transfers their contract to a new tenant. To sublet or award your lease, you must obtain written consent from your landlord. See Trac model letter, permission to assign or sublet. However, under Section 34 (2) of the Residential Leases Act (RTA), your landlord cannot unreasonably refuse your consent if your fixed-term lease is maintained for at least six months. If you feel that your landlord is complying with consent inappropriately, you have the right to request a dispute settlement to request an order allowing you to sublet or assign your lease. (f) the previous or future rent must be reduced by an amount equivalent to an impairment of a tenancy agreement; If a tenant sublet or subleases the tenancy agreement without the landlord`s written permission, the landlord can cancel the termination – that is, the lease also expires for the subtenant, unless he can negotiate a new lease with the landlord. (m) to respect the return of trust funds collected in accordance with Section 65, paragraph 1, point a), [decisions of the Director: violation of the law, regulations or leases], including the requirement of the circumstances under which interest must be paid to trust funds and how such interest should be calculated; There are significant differences between subdivided and assignments. If you sublet a rental unit, you retain rights and obligations related to this lease. However, when you assign a rental unit, your rights and obligations are usually transferred to the person to whom you assign the contract.
For more information, please visit Residential Tenancy Branch Policy Guideline 19. 16 The rights and obligations of a landlord and tenant of a tenancy agreement come into effect from the date of the conclusion of the tenancy agreement, whether or not the tenant occupies the rental unit. When awarding a tenancy agreement, the tenant waives all rights and obligations that are then transferred to a new tenant.