There has been substantial flooding in Alberta this spring. This means that there are some tenants and landlords who need information about renting and their rights after a flood. The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta has developed an info sheet to help people understand their rights and responsibilities.
- What if the rental property has been damaged by a flood?
- Does the tenant have to keep paying the rent after a flood?
- Can the tenant move out because of the flood?
- Can the landlord use the security deposit to pay for damages?
- Who pays for stuff that is damaged?
- What if the tenant thinks the property isn’t safe or healthy to live in?
- Where can tenants and landlords get more help?
For an audio version of this Q&A, produced by CJSW 90.9 FM, Calgary’s Community Radio station, click here.