Landlords can currently terminate leases under the usual termination rules. From March 26 to June 25, 2020, leases were restricted. These restrictions are no longer in effect. The second part examines the process a lessor must follow to terminate a tenancy agreement and distribute a tenant. Both positions apply only to landlords and tenants managed under the Alberta Residences Act, SA 2004, c R-17.1 (“RTA”). You can apply to the court for an order to terminate the tenancy agreement because of difficulties. Landlords are legally required to provide tenants at the beginning of a lease agreement with all gas and electricity safety requirements and other relevant certifications (and, if necessary, to carry out all planned inspections and audits). If inspections have already been carried out, documents may be provided by mail or, in certain circumstances, digital copies. Government guidelines state that the safety of tenants should be a top priority. Announcements should only take place if you have voluntarily left the lease or have already moved. Some of these amendments have since expired, while others continue to have their effects. It is important that owners are informed of these changes and that they take into account their effects on a possible termination or eviction. A selection of the corresponding changes is described below.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19, you can terminate your lease by communicating 21 days of written notice to the lessor, even if you have a fixed-term contract. You don`t have to pay the breakage fee. Bill 11, Tenancies Statutes (Emergency Provisions) Amendment Act, 2020, prohibits landlords from increasing rent between March 27, 2020 and the end of the Alberta health emergency on June 15, 2020. Now that the public health emergency regulations are no longer in effect, rent increases can be implemented, but not retroactively to those dates. If a landlord attempts to terminate a tenancy agreement for non-payment of rent, he must ensure that the rent due is not subject to an increase that does not correspond to that order.