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

Follow the Order

You have a few legal options to challenge a decision from the Residential Tenancy Branch. However, at the start, you should consider whether it is worth your time to challenge the decision. For example, if the Residential Tenancy Branch has issued an order of possession requiring you to leave your unit, it may be better to spend your time finding a new place to live rather than preparing a legal challenge. Most of the legal challenges described next involve a lot of paperwork, time, and potentially cost, and there is no guarantee of success.


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