Landlord Tips – Canadian Law

October 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments · Landlord & Tenant Board, Property Management

It would be awfully nice if the rules for landlords & tenants were simple, but they are not. They are also different in every province. Here are the links to each province’s landlord & tenant governing body.

Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Government Services

Prince Edward Island – Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property

Nova Scotia – Director of Residential Tenancies

New Brunswick – Landlord & Tenant Services

Quebec – Regie du Logement

Ontario – Landlord & Tenant Board

Manitoba – Residential Tenancies Branch

Saskatchewan – Office of Residential Tenancies (Rentalsman)

Alberta – Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service

British Columbia – Residential Tenancy Branch

Yukon – Department of Community Services

Northwest Territories & Nunavut – Department of Justice Rental Office

It’s a great idea to spend some time on these websites learning the rules that relate to your landlord business. It’s a lot simpler to go by the book.

Essential Information

These are rules you definitely need to know related to your province to keep yourself out of trouble.

  1. Notice Periods (How long ?)
  2. Rules Related to Entering Your Property
  3. Do you need an Inspection Report (Good idea, but is it required by law ?)
  4. How much deposit can you collect ?
  5. What about Key deposits
  6. What to do if your tenant doesn’t pay rent
  7. Post Dated Checks
  8. Rent Increase Rules
  9. Rules about Pets and Smoking
  10. Rules about Evictions

That’s your new research project. If you can’t answer all these questions and you’re a landlord these are the basics.

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