Community Legal Assistance Society - BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide

2. Eviction Process

To legally evict you from your rental unit, your landlord must:

  • Serve you with a copy of the order of possession.
  • Wait 2 days for the period to file an application for review consideration with the Residential Tenancy Branch to pass.
  • Use the order of possession to obtain a writ of possession from the BC Supreme Court registry.
  • Use the writ of possession to hire a court-appointed bailiff to evict you.

Note that if you have moved out of your rental unit and stopped paying rent, but you have left stuff behind, then your landlord may not have to follow this process to remove your belongings. See information about the process for landlords to deal with abandoned property on the Residential Tenancy Branch website.