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Last Day to Mail Notice

December 26, 2016

If you have a month-to-month tenancy agreement, today is the last day to give one month written notice by mail to end your tenancy for the last day of next month. The Residential Tenancy Act has rules about when communication is considered received by another party:

Form of Delivery Received
Delivering it in person same day
Leaving it in a mail slot or mail box 3 days later
Faxing it 3 days later
Posting it on a door or other obvious place 3 days later
Sending it registered or regular mail 5 days later

To protect yourself, always try to have evidence of how you gave your notice.  If you are unable to mail your landlord written notice today, you may need to rely on another delivery method shown in the table above.

If you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement rather than a month-to-month tenancy agreement, moving out can be a little more complicated.  See TRAC’s webpage on Moving Out for more information.


December 26, 2016