What is the test for adequacy of reasons in the Residential Tenancy Act?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Collard v. British Columbia (Residential Tenancy Act Dispute Resolution Officer), 2011 BCSC 136 (CanLII):

In Ross v. British Columbia (Residential Tenancy Act Dispute Resolution Officer), [2008] B.C.J. No. 2719 (S.C.), Groves J. stated: Dealing with the adequacy of reasons, it is not in my view sufficient for an adjudicating officer to simply set out the criteria on which they are to base their decision and then make their decision without going through any analysis. Reasons require any adjudicating officer to set out a test that has to be met. It requires an adjudicating officer to find some facts, to then apply the facts against the test that has to be met, weigh it and come to some conclusion. (at para. 22)

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