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New website from CPLEA: Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website. The new Laws for Landlords and Tenants website reflects the feedback CPLEA received from landlords and tenants across Alberta. It features a modern, streamlined design with enhanced search capability along […]

Authors:

Amelia Martin
 

If your Employment Ends… Laws for Tenants in Alberta

With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job.  The Centre for Public Legal Education (CPLEA) has created a new tip sheet for Alberta tenants who are having trouble keeping up with their rent due […]

Authors:

Amelia Martin
 

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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