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Resources and Publications

The provincial government plans to make changes to housing laws. When the laws are changed, we will produce new versions of some of our housing publications. In the meantime, some publications will not be available in print. But we will update the online versions with information about the changes that are expected to take effect as of April 20, 2017.

Can your landlord take your stuff?
(
March
2017
)

This booklet tells you what your landlord must do with any personal property you leave behind when you move or are evicted.

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Care homes
(
March
2017
)

A care home is a rented home that provides health care services, attendant care services, or help with daily living. This publication explains how to tell if someone is a care home tenant and describes the rights of care home tenants. It covers topics such as information packages, tenancy agreements, rent, services, and evictions.

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Does your landlord want you to move out? (Fact sheet)
(
May
2014
)

This resource offers basic information about what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and where to get referral information in many languages.

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Fighting an eviction
(
October
2015
)

This resource explains what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, and what tenants can do if they get an eviction order from the Board. There is also contact information to get more information or legal help.

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Harassment and discrimination
(
March
2017
)

Tenants have a legal right to privacy and the right to live free from harassment and discrimination by their landlord or by other tenants.

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Maintenance and repairs
(
May
2017
)

Every tenant has the right to a home that is well maintained, in a building that is clean and safe. This resource explains the types of maintenance and repairs that landlords must do, steps tenants can take to get things fixed, and ways tenants can get help.

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Moving out
(
December
2016
)

This resource describes what tenants have to do if they want to move out, and what can happen if they do not follow the rules. There are sections dealing with ways to move out early: making an agreement with a landlord, assigning, subletting, and applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board.

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Rent increases
(
November
2016
)

Updated to indicate changes to rent guideline coverage expected to take effect from April 20, 2017.

To increase a tenant’s rent, the landlord must follow the rules set by the Residential Tenancies Act. This resource explains those rules. It also talks about agreements that a landlord and a tenant can make to increase the rent, rules about deposits and other charges, and steps tenants can take if they have paid an illegal rent or charge.

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Renting a place to live (Fact sheet)
(
May
2014
)

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, and where to get referral information in many languages.

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Web tool for renters with roommates: Sharing rental housing?

Interactive web tool to help people in different kinds of shared rental arrangements find out which laws apply to their situation and what their rights and responsibilities are.

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