Housing and Property

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5 Tips for Renting with a Pet This tip sheet includes five things for responsible pet owners to consider when renting. 2012-12-19 Open Document
8 Rules for Smart Landlords This tip sheet include 8 rules landlords should follow to avoid having problems with their tenants. This resource has also been made into a video which can be streamed from our YouTube channel. 2012-05-07 Open Document
8 Rules for Smart Renters This tip sheet include 8 rules renters should follow to protect themselves. The rules are easy to follow and can help protect renters from being taken advantage of by their landlord. This resource has also been made into a video which can be streamed from our YouTube channel. 2012-04-16 Open Document
After the Flood for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta This resource answers common questions that landlords and tenants in Alberta may have after flooding. It includes tips and information on where landlords and tenants can get more help. For information about renting in Alberta, go to our website www.landlordandtenant.org   2013-06-27 Open Document
Avoid wrinkles between landlords and tenants (Poster) Hang this poster in your library, community centre, school or anywhere else where there may be people looking for information about residential tenancy law. The poster includes the address for the Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website as well as a QR code that takes users directly... 2013-03-26 Open Document
Eviction Notices You've been served with a 14 day eviction notice. Is it legal? What are your next steps? This handy flow chart can help answer some of your questions. 2013-10-30 Open Document
Foreclosure for Landlords and Tenants   Foreclosure is a legal process for a mortgagee (a lender, usually a bank) to sell, or take ownership of, a property when the mortgagor (the property owner, the landlord) defaults on the mortgage. In other words, the landlord got a mortgage in order to buy the property that is being rented... 2011-08-01 Open Document
Foreclosure in Alberta   Property foreclosure can be a complicated and confusing experience for a homeowner. Many people are not familiar with what legal options they may have and what court processes they must follow. This booklet gives a general overview of what foreclosure is, what can happen during a foreclosure... 2011-08-01 Open Document
If You Have a Problem While Renting If you have a problem while renting, following the steps provided in this tipsheet may help you. 2012-05-08 Open Document
Information Sheet - Rent Increases Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act sets out the rules that a landlord must follow to increase the rent. This information sheet looks at rent raises in periodic and fixed term tenancies. 2012-04-05 Open Document
Information Sheet - Safety and Security for Landlords Issues of safety and security are a major concern for both landlords and tenants. If you are a landlord, you need to be aware of options that you have for dealing with safety, including locks and security devices, repairs and crime. 2012-04-10 Open Document
Information Sheet - Safety and Security for Tenants Issues of safety and security are a major concern for both landlords and tenants. If you are a tenant, you should be aware of the options that you have under Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act for dealing with the safety and security of your rental unit. 2012-04-10 Open Document
Information Sheet - Shared Accommodation The Residential Tenancies Act does not usually apply to the rights and obligations that roommates have to each other. If you are planning on living with roommate(s), you should have a written agreement that sets out how the responsibilities of renting will be shared between you. This information... 2012-04-10 Open Document
Life Leases   When you enter into a life lease agreement, you buy the exclusive right to occupy a unit in a particular development for life, or a fixed term (for example, 50 years), or until you are no longer capable of living independently in the unit. This type of lease agreement is a legal agreement... 2013-09-01 Open Document
Living Together: Adult Interdependent Relationships The term living “common-law” is often used in everyday language to describe a couple that lives together, with or without children, but is not legally married. The Canadian government recognizes “common law” relationships for income tax purposes, but the Alberta... 2014-01-01 Open Document
Renting 101 A Guide to Renting in Alberta   This booklet takes the laws that apply to renters in Alberta and presents them in a  useful, quick-reference format.   Renting 101 takes the laws that apply to renters in Alberta and presents them in a useful, quick-reference format. One of the most important things you can do... 2013-08-31 Open Document
Renting 101: Review Questions for Students Renting 101: Review Questions for Students Renting 101: Review Questions for Students 2009-02-01 Open Document
Renting 101: Teacher’s Resource Guide Renting 101: Teacher’s Resource Guide This teacher’s guide accompanies the booklet Renting 101: A Guide to Renting in Alberta for Students and First-time Renters. There is a printable, PDF version of Renting 101 available online at www.landlordandtenant.org and it may be download and printed for... 2009-06-01 Open Document
Renting a Condominium   If you are thinking about renting a condominium, there are certain laws and regulations in Alberta that you should be aware of. A tenant in a condominium is bound by rental laws, and also by condominium laws and regulations. When you are a tenant in a condominium, you are bound by more laws... 2013-02-01 Open Document
Renting Out a Room in Your Home   If you are a homeowner and are thinking about renting out a spare room in your home, you should become familiar with the laws that relate to this living arrangement. While the idea of saving money by renting out a room in your house may be appealing, there are some risks associated with... 2013-12-31 Open Document
Reverse Mortgages   A reverse mortgage (also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM) is a loan that is designed for homeowners 60 years of age and older (the age qualification applies to both spouses). While this type of loan has been available in the United States for some time, it is relatively... 2011-02-01 Open Document
Sample Living with Your Landlord Agreement for Alberta Renters The sample Living with Your Landlord Agreement will provide you with a general idea of the terms that are important to include in your own written agreement, including rent, house rules, deposits, how to end the agreement, and how to deal with disputes. 2012-02-22 Open Document
Sample Pet Agreement This sample Pet Agreement contains examples of the types of things that can be covered by a Pet Agreement. The Agreement should be adapted to fit the particular situation. Some terms that may not apply in certain situations and additional terms should be added as needed. 2012-12-19 Open Document
Sample Pet Resume This sample shows some of the common things that can be included in your pet’s resume. A pet resume is the first introduction that your landlord will have to your pet. You want to highlight your pet’s best attributes in the resume, and show that you are a responsible pet owner.  2012-12-19 Open Document
Sample Roommate Agreement for Alberta Renters A written agreement helps you avoid having problems with your Roommates. Usually when you rent an apartment or house, there will be a written lease between the Landlord and the Roommates, but that lease does not explain how the Roommates are going to live together. A Roommate Agreement states how... 2012-03-02 Open Document
Sample Roommate Agreement for Alberta Renters (Illustrated) This is a picture version of our sample roommate agreement for Alberta renters. This version is ideal for people who have difficulty reading English. A written agreement helps you avoid having problems with your roommates. Usually when you rent an apartment or house, there will be a written... 2012-04-15 Open Document
What you need to know about renting with a pet  This booklet outlines what you and your landlord can do in terms of pets and animals, what you can do if you have a dispute with a condominium board, and where to go if you need further help or information.  2013-12-31 Open Document
What you need to know if the place you are renting is sold If a property you are renting is put up for sale, you should familiarize yourself with the laws that relate to this process.This booklet answers questions you may have throughout the process: what can happen when a rental property is put up for sale; what rights and obligations the tenant has... 2012-06-18 Open Document