Tenant Rights & Responsibilities
Prepare yourself for living off-campus by learning about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. You can also learn about starting and ending a lease, dispute resolution, and fraud prevention from the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre.
Seeking off-campus housing
The Housing Office provides students with free access to off-campus accommodation listings available in the community. The following links are all resources to aid your search for off-campus accommodation.
To view a list of short-term off-campus accommodation (for stays of at least 1 week to 6 months in length), please request a copy from firstname.lastname@example.org.
For both long-term and short-term off-campus accommodation options, please visit any of the following websites:
Landlords who are interested in advertising their long-term off-campus accommodation can visit OCH101’s Landlords page to post their listings.
Hotels in the Burnaby and Metro Vancouver area
The following list of hotels are all within driving distance of the BCIT Burnaby campus.
- Carmana Plaza Hotel
- Accent Inn
- Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown
- Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby
- Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver
- Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
- Best Western Plus Burnaby Hotel
- The New 401 Inn
- Cassandra Hotel
Other things to consider
Once you have determined which campus you are attending, use Translink’s Public Trip Planning Feature to see what public transit options are available.
The City of Vancouver offers valuable tips for fraud prevention to keep in mind when searching for off-campus housing options.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in different neighbourhoods can vary throughout the Greater Vancouver Area. It may be valuable to calculate the average costs for rent, groceries, and transportation before committing to an off-campus opportunity.
BCIT does not assume any responsibility for agreements made between students and private landlords or hotels. BCIT does not screen, inspect, warrant or approve any landlord or off-campus accommodation. BCIT provides this resource as a listing service only. We encourage all students seeking off-campus accommodation to search with caution and know their rights as tenants.