Tenancy Laws

Service Alberta oversees and enforces the laws that set out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Alberta. Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act and Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act affect rent increases and the the amount of notice landlords must provide. The changes are retroactive to April 24, 2007.
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Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta (external site) (Source: Legal Resource Centre) Reference Guide to Landlord and Tenant Law in Alberta (external site) (Source: Legal Studies Program, University of Alberta) Also see External Links
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Service Alberta has tipsheets for landlords and tenants and mobile home sites in Alberta. Another popular resource is the Voluntary Code of Practice.
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If someone wants to live in a condominium unit they are buying or does not want a tenant still living there, they must request in writing that the seller issue the three month termination notice to the tenant, as a condition of the sale.
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Periodic tenants have to be given a full year’s notice to end the tenancy and rent cannot be increased during the year.
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The landlord and tenant agree to the amount of rent when they negotiate the terms of the fixed term tenancy agreement. Rent cannot be increased unless 365 days pass since a tenant moved in or since the last rent increase, whichever is later. If the 365th day is during the current fixed term tenancy agreement, rent cannot be increased until that tenancy agreement ends.
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At least 180 days written notice for periodic (month-to-month) tenancies.
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At least three months’ written notice for periodic (month-to-month) tenancies.
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The rent will increase as per the notice if the tenant continues to rent the premises and as long as there has not been an increase within the previous 365 days or the start of the tenancy, whichever is later. If the rent was increased within the past year, rent cannot be increased again until a year after that increase became effective. At least three months’ written notice must be given to a tenant to increase the rent for a periodic tenancy.
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As of April 24, 2007, landlords can only raise rent once a year.
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No. The legislation does not include any rental caps.
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Rent increases are limited to once per year.
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