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At the time of this project, British Columbia had recently made a break with the traditional legal framework governing residential tenancies, which effectively subsumed them into a set of age-old legal rules governing land. Nevertheless, much work remained to be done to create a modern legal structure that fully encompassed the special nature of the residential landlord-tenant relationship. This project is an extensive review of the questions that need to be answered in order to create that structure.

Keywords: landlord; tenant; tenancy; security; residential; licensee; rent control; agreement; damage; deposit; rentalsman; eviction; abandonment; overholding; mobile home; distress; class action; discrimination; municipal; by-law; contract; caretaker; suite; repair; mediation; lease; possession; overholding; interesse termini; frustration; tenure