landlords and tenants

Service Alberta oversees and enforces Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act, the legislation that sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Alberta.

Rules of Court Changes
The Alberta Rules of Court were amended in 2010 to simplify the process for recovering or taking possession of  land. This resulted in updates to legislation related to residential premises, mobile home sites, member units in cooperative housing and land that is being taken over for public use. The Rules of Court amendment is made to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act, (MHSTA), Cooperatives Act, and Expropriation Act.

For more detailed information on these changes please visit the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service website.

Filing a Consumer Complaint

Identifies the types of complaints investigated by Consumer Services and provides online and printable complaint forms. Also provides links for dealing with complaints about funerals, automotive sales and repairs, real estate and insurance. Read more

Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service

A way for landlords and tenants to resolve serious disputes outside of court.

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Security Deposits

Calculate your security deposit interest. Read more

Consumer Tips - Landlords and Tenants

Read about the rights and responsibilities that apply to landlords and tenants in Alberta. Read more

RTA Handbook and Quick Reference Guide

Explains the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act, including legal requirements and options for dealing with matters that don't fall under the law.
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