Snow and ice removal is the responsibility of both the landlord and the renter, according to the City of Vancouver. “Whether you are a property owner or tenant, you are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the full width of sidewalks around your residence and business,” says the city’s website.
However, according to provincial guidelines, it depends on what you rent. For example, in multi-unit buildings, “the landlord is responsible for cutting grass, shoveling snow” and other property maintenance, according to the Residential Tenancy Branch. If you rent a whole house, the tenant is “generally” responsible, but it depends on the terms of rental.