Aarti Investments Ltd. v. Baumann provided the Court of Appeal with a rare opportunity to clarify Section 49(6) of the Residential Tenancy Act which lets a landlord end a tenancy when the landlord has all necessary permits and approvals required by law and intends, in good faith, to renovate the rental unit in a manner which requires vacant possession. In his “Case Summary: An important outcome for residential landlords”, Harper Grey associate, Michael Drouillard, and counsel to the landlord Aarti Investments Ltd. for the appeal, discusses the reasons for judgment in this case, released by the Court of Appeal on May 14, 2019.
The article was originally prepared for and published by LandlordBC. Read the article here. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Michael Drouillard at firstname.lastname@example.org.