B.C. eviction ban to end Sept. 1, tenants have until July 2021 to pay unpaid rent

The B.C. government will lift the ban on evictions for non-payment of rent on Sept. 1.

In March, the province announced a moratorium on evictions, a ban on rent increases, and a rental benefit worth up to $500 a month due to theĀ 

COVID-19 crisis

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The government is implementing a repayment framework to ensure renters have a reasonable timeframe to pay back any rent they owe. Landlords have to give tenants until July 2021 to repay any outstanding rent, as long as monthly instalments are paid.

The plan will come into place once the ban on issuing evictions for non-payment of rent is lifted.

The ban on rent increases will remain in place until December.