HSABC and TRAC Webinar: Breaking a Lease

May 17, 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

A fixed-term tenancy – often referred to as a “lease” – is a legal contract. How much compensation does a tenant owe their landlord for breaking a lease? Are there times when a tenant is legally allowed to break their lease? What are some alternatives to lease-breaking? This webinar will teach participants the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords when signing fixed-term tenancies, or “leases”. Presented in partnership with TRAC.

Instructor: Lasse Hvitved

Lasse has a degree in law from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In Denmark, he served as a citizen counsellor, where he aided in dispute resolution between citizens and the government in areas such as benefits, disabilities and housing. Prior to coming to TRAC he worked in the Legal Advocacy Program at Seniors First BC providing Information, referral and representation services to older adults, primarily in issues with tenancy. Currently, he is working for TRAC helping people in low-income and supportive housing that are experiencing issues with their landlord.