Termination for breach of agreement

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Both the landlord and the tenant can give a termination notice on the prescribed form to the other for a breach of the conditions of the lease. A breach of an agreement must be remedied within at least seven clear days from the date the notice is given.

If the landlord has served a valid termination notice and vacant possession is not given at the appropriate time, the landlord may apply to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal for an order for vacant possession. Only a Tribunal bailiff can enforce an order for vacant possession.

If a party (the respondent) disputes the termination notice, a request may be made to the Tenancies Branch for dispute resolution through conciliation, or the respondent can apply to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal for an order stating that they are not in breach or that the breach has been fixed.