Renting

Whether you are a tenant living in a rental property or a landlord renting out a property, there are laws you need to know about!

The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's staff as a good place to start.

You may also find helpful resources listed under the legal topic: Landlord and tenant


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Alberta Resources

This tipsheet was prepared by the Alberta Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner to help landlords and tenants understand their rights and responsibilities under the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)

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In Alberta, the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act (MHSTA) applies to people who own a mobile home and rent the mobile home site from a landlord. This law sets out the rights and responsibilities that apply to these tenancies, This publication provides general information about the MHSTA and the two supporting regulations.

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This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It forms part of CPLEAs Accessing Justice Series and provides general legal information on Alberta law only. Topics covered include: Leases, responsibilities of landlords and tenants, ending a tenancy, eviction and the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

This online resource is from the Government of Alberta and includes information about: Renting; Buying; Building/Buying a New Home; Condominiums, Cooperatives and Mobile Homes; Real Estate Agents, Home Inspectors and Appraisers; Legal Resources; Home Insurance; Property Taxes; Utilities; Renovations and Repairs; Housing Supports - Aboriginal Peoples; Housing Supports - Immigrants and Non-Residents; Housing Supports - Low Income; Housing Supports - Persons with Disabilities; Housing Supports - Rural Residents; Housing Supports - Seniors; Housing Supports - Students; and Additional Resources.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant, Real estate and home ownership

In August 2016, the Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act, Termination of Tenancy (Domestic Violence) Regulation, and amendments to the RTA Ministerial Regulation, were proclaimed. These changes to the RTA allow victims of domestic violence to end a tenancy early and without financial penalty. This legislation applies in cases where if the tenancy continues: •  The tenant’s safety is at risk; •  A dependant child’s safety is at risk; or •  A protected adult’s safety is at risk.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Landlord and tenant, Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

The Residential Tenancy Act is provided by the Queen's Printer. (PDF - 55 pages)
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The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) offers landlords and tenants an alternative means of resolving serious disputes outside of court. The Service is designed to be faster, more informal and less expensive than the courts. A tenant or a landlord who has concerns related to an eviction, unpaid rent/utilities, security deposit, damages, repairs or other common disagreements can use the service.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant, Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

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