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


Suggested Resources

Your rights when renting: Human rights in Alberta is a series of resources funded by the Alberta Human Rights Education and Multicultural Fund. In this project the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  has created resources for multicultural communities to learn about their rental rights under the Alberta Human Rights Act. These resources use real-life scenarios to explain what landlords are allowed to do and not do under the Act. The resources also explain what remedies are available and how individuals can access these remedies.

Related legal topic(s): Charter of Rights, Human rights, Refugees

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta produces and distributes booklets and pamphlets that explain the law in plain language. Topics areas include but are not limited to: Landlord and tenant issues, renting with a pet, roomates, shared accommodation, folreclosure, real estate; and law-related education materials for schools. Publications are available as PDFs or print copies may be ordered.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

If you have a problem while renting, this tip sheet can help you figure out what to do. The tipsheet is a publication of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

Do you have questions about and your rights as a tenant when you have lost your job? Take a look at our new resource for answers to some common questions.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant, Loss of employment

LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been  published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years.  Its articles  and columns are written in plain language take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians.In each issue, LawNow’s landlord and tenant law column takes a look at a specific topic in this area of law and explains it clearly and concisely.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

This online resource is a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. It has information for both landlords and tenants. For Tenants, this site will give you information about: Becoming a Tenant; Moving In; Living There; Moving Out; Disputes; Students; a News section; as well as a Glossary. For Landlords, this site will give you information about: Becoming a Landlord; Before the Tenancy; During the Tenancy; Ending the Tenancy; Disputes; a News section; as well as a Glossary.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers to questions about real estate law in Alberta including aspects of purchasing a home and land titles.

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

This Handbook is designed to explain the rights and responsibilities of all tenants, landlords, and agents involved in renting residential premises in Alberta under the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and regulations: • Residential Tenancies Exemption Regulation • Residential Tenancies Ministerial Regulation • Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation • Security Deposit Interest Rate Regulation • Subsidized Public Housing Regulation

The Handbook will explain the minimum legislated requirements set out in the RTA. It provides landlords and tenants with options to deal with matters not established as minimum requirements and makes residential tenancy resource material available in a user-friendly format.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant

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

These publications produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta explain the legal aspects of the following housing issues: Renting a Condominium; Renting a Room in your Home; Life Leases; and Reverse Mortgages. Each can be downloaded as a PDF.

Related legal topic(s): Landlord and tenant, Supportive living and seniors’ housing

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