Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta is a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). The site provided information on topics of interest to both landlords and tenants, including statutes, bylaws, personal information, and privacy. FAQs and other general information about the law of renting in Alberta is provided in the Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website. This website explains the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act and Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act. It adresses common problems that occur in tenancies and identifies where people can go for help if there is a dispute. The website answers questions about the law regarding the return of the security deposit, landlord’s notice to enter the property, evictions, renting with a pet, foreclosure for landlords and tenants, shared accommodation, and many other topics

Please note: If you are looking for information on renting in a student residence please see the following information provided by Student Legal Services at the University of Alberta: Renting in a Student Residence.


Renting Basics: Easy read guide to renting in Alberta
The Renting Basics Guide is a publication of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. It is an easy read guide to renting in Alberta. You can download the guide for free here. Educators, settlement agencies and community organizations are welcome to order print copies of the guide while supplies last.

Your Rights When Renting: Human rights in Alberta
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.

Landlord and Tenant: What to do in court (Video)
The “Landlord and Tenant: What to Do in Court” video provides tips and information on landlord and tenant disputes, what to do in court, and possible decisions a judge may make. Video Transcripts are available in :  English | Spanish | French | Arabic | Hindi | Punjabi | Urdu

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