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If a tenant does not provide proper notice then the landlord must take steps to mitigate damages. That would include advertising for a new tenant.
The tenant must compensate the landlord to put the landlord in the position that the landlord would have been in had the tenant not vacated early. This means that the tenant must reimburse the landline for all advertising cost and for any lost rent.
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He cannot be charged.
If he gave proper notice and did not breach tenancy agreement or the Act then the tenant cannot be charged a thing.
No it is not legal to charge the tenant fees like this. But please confirm this with the Residential Tenancies Branch.