Landlord and Tenant Law

Shared Accommodation Problems: What Can A Tenant Do?

Here at CPLEA, we have been getting more questions lately about shared accommodation problems. There are two living arrangements that typically fall under the term shared accommodation: roommates living together in a rental property and a landlord and tenant(s) sharing living space (for example, a kitchen, bathroom or living room). We regularly receive questions about […]

Authors:

Judy Feng
Judy Feng
Judy Feng, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre.
 

Renting Out Your Condominium: Six Facts You Need to Know

Did you know that both the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and Condominium Property Act (CPA) apply to condominium rentals? As a landlord and owner of a condominium unit, you must be familiar with your responsibilities under both pieces of legislation. In Alberta, the RTA is the law that applies to most landlord and tenant situations. […]

Authors:

Judy Feng
Judy Feng
Judy Feng, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre.
 

What is an offence under provincial renting laws?

In many provinces, the law that applies to landlords and tenants states that if someone breaches specific sections under that law, then they have committed an offence. For example, in Nova Scotia, section 23 of the Residential Tenancies Act states the following: Any person who violates or fails to comply with any order, direction or other […]

Authors:

Rochelle Johannson
Rochelle Johannson is a staff lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Can a landlord charge a tenant for renovations?

I just got a question from a tenant. The landlord replaced all the windows in the rental property, and then gave the tenant a bill for half the cost of the renovations. Seriously. The tenant doesn’t have to pay the landlord the money. There are some costs that are simply the costs of doing business, […]

Authors:

Rochelle Johannson
Rochelle Johannson is a staff lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

I’ve Been Good. Can My Landlord Make Me Move?

Can a landlord end a tenancy when the tenant has not done anything wrong? It depends. We’re going to look at some different factors that come into answering this question. Just so we’re all on the same page, today we’re talking about periodic tenancies, which are the kinds of tenancies that continue on indefinitely until […]

Authors:

Rochelle Johannson
Rochelle Johannson is a staff lawyer with the Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
 


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