Landlords and tenants can apply for a hearing at the RTDRS.
- applications must be made within 2 years from the date that a potential claim is discovered.
- applications are limited to claims of up to $50,000.
- the rental premises and the claims in the application must be covered by the Residential Tenancies Act.
Who can apply?
- a landlord or a representative authorized by the landlord
- a tenant or a representative authorized by the tenant
The definitions of landlord and tenant can be found in the Residential Tenancies Act.
See RTA Applicability to Accommodations (PDF, 2 pages) to see which types of housing are governed under the Residential Tenancies Act (Please note: section numbers in tip sheet are subject to change. Current as of April, 2017).
What can you apply for?
Landlords can apply for:
- unpaid rent and/or utilities
- ending the tenancy and possession of the premises
- financial damages from a tenant’s rental agreement breach
- compensation for losses due to an over-holding tenant (has not vacated the premises at the end of the tenancy)
- order for a non-tenant occupant to vacate the premises (is not listed as a tenant on the rental agreement)
Tenants may apply for:
- return of security deposit
- ending the tenancy due to a landlord’s breach of the rental agreement
- financial damages from a landlord’s rental agreement breach
- reduction of rent for loss of benefit of a rental agreement
- compensation for performing the landlord’s obligations as outlined in the rental agreement
In this section
RTDRS Rules of Practice and Procedure (PDF, 29 pages)
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