New & Updated Resources at CPLEA - Vol. 43-2 - LawNow Magazine

New & Updated Resources at CPLEA – Vol. 43-2


All resources are free and available for download. We hope that this will raise awareness of the many resources that CPLEA produces to further our commitment to public legal education in Alberta. For a listing of all CPLEA resources go to:

In this issue of LawNow we are highlighting 3 new publications of interest to renters and landlords in Alberta. These resources can be found on CPLEA’s topic specific landlord and tenant website. offers plain language information for Albertans on renting law in Alberta.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, the landlord must ensure that the rental property meets minimum housing standards under the Public Health Act and its regulations such as the Housing Regulation The Housing Regulation requires that owners maintain housing premises in compliance with the Minimum Housing and Health Standards. The Minimum Housing and Health Standards sets out specific conditions that are essential to making a place safe and healthy to live in. Landlords must follow both the Housing Regulation and corresponding Minimum Housing and Health Standards for the upkeep and condition of their rental properties. This tipsheet provides an overview of what landlords and tenants should know about the Standards.


Abandoned goods are any property a tenant leaves behind after they move out of the rental property. In Alberta, the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) sets out what a landlord can do if the tenant leaves their items behind. This is a quick guide on what you should know.






This publication looks at the differences between service and guide dogs as well as companion, therapy and emotional support animals. It addresses the question “Are landlords required to accommodate people with companion, therapy or emotional support animals in their rental units.” It also provides information for landlords on how they can determine if an animal is certified and covered under the Service Dogs Act and the Blind Persons’ Rights Act.






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Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley
Lesley Conley is a Project Coordinator with the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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