Hotels are covered by the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA), if a tenancy has been established and the property is the tenant’s primary and permanent home. You have probably heard of a specific type of hotel known as a Single Room Occupancy Hotel, or “SRO”. These are commonly found in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and provide short-term or long-term housing to low income tenants. Like standard hotels, SROs are covered under the RTA, if there is a tenancy agreement in place and the property is the tenant’s primary and permanent home. See RTB Policy Guideline 27 for more information.
See TRAC’s webpage, Am I Covered by the Law?, for more information.
According to section 29(1)(c) of the Residential Tenancy Act,
A landlord must not enter a rental unit that is subject to a tenancy agreement for any purpose unless one of the following applies … the landlord provides housekeeping or related services under the terms of a written tenancy agreement and the entry is for that purpose and in accordance with those terms.
See TRAC’s webpage, Quiet Enjoyment, for more information.