TRAC provides free legal representation at dispute resolution hearings to eligible tenants. If you think you might qualify, contact Zuzana Modrovic at 604-255-3099 ext. 228 or Robert Patterson at 604-255-3099 ext. 223 for more information.
TRAC may be able to represent you if:
- multiple tenants in your building are being affected by the same issue and would like to file for dispute resolution as a group. For example:
- similar eviction notices have been given to multiple tenants;
- repair issues are impacting multiple tenants; or
- the landlord has submitted an application for an additional rent increase for multiple rental units.
- you are experiencing an issue that TRAC considers serious, common, or systemic. For example:
- eviction notices;
- illegal lockouts;
- serious repair concerns or health/safety violations;
- landlord non-compliance with an order from the RTB, local government, or health authority; or
- eviction notices for landlord’s use of property given in bad faith.
Although there is no income cut-off, TRAC may give priority to tenants who cannot afford legal advice or representation from a lawyer.
TRAC’s legal advocate will ask you about the tenancy issue you are facing and determine whether or not TRAC will take on your case. Whenever we are unable to provide representation, we will do our best to provide legal information over the phone and/or refer you to other advocacy organizations.