5.5 RTB Review Consideration



For a $50 application fee, a party can ask the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) to review a decision they have lost. This is not a chance to simply re-argue a case, as reviews are only granted in limited circumstances. According to the Residential Tenancy Act, there are three situations in which the RTB will consider an Application for Review Consideration:

  1. a party was unable to attend the hearing for reasons unanticipated and beyond their control;
  2. a party has new and relevant evidence that was not available at the time of the original hearing; or
  3. a party has evidence that the director's decision or order was obtained by fraud.


Application Deadlines

2 days 5 days 15 days
Eviction for non-payment of rent Repairs or maintenance All other matters
Order of Possession for the tenant or landlord Services or facilities  
Application to end a tenancy early Any type of eviction notice other than one for non-payment of rent  
Unreasonable withholding of consent to assign or sublet