Apr 20, 2023
Your safety and this guide (English)
After separating from a partner, you may want to know if you can change the locks to your rental home. Different living situations can create different legal rights and responsibilities.
This guide will help you figure out if you can change the locks and how to get it done. Changing locks may be something you are considering for safety reasons. If you are worried about your safety, we encourage you to contact your local Community Based Victim Services organization or VictimLinkBC at
1-800-563-0808 for help with safety planning.
To make this guide accessible to the diverse populations across BC, translations of the guide are available below: