RTA Handbook and Quick Reference Guide

RTA Handbook and Quick Reference Guide

 Please Note:  Printed versions are not available. 

 

RTA Handbook (pdf)

This Handbook is designed to explain the rights and responsibilities of all tenants, landlords, and agents involved in renting residential premises in Alberta under the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and regulations:

  • Residential Tenancies Exemption Regulation
  • Residential Tenancies Ministerial Regulation
  • Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation
  • Security Deposit Interest Rate Regulation
  • Subsidized Public Housing Regulation
  • Termination of Tenancy (Domestic Violence) Regulation
  1. INTRODUCTION (pdf)
  2. DEFINITIONS  (pdf)
  3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS (pdf)
  4. RESIDENTIAL TENANCY AGREEMENTS  (pdf)
  5. INSPECTION REPORTS (pdf)
  6. SECURITY DEPOSIT  (pdf)
  7. RESIDENTIAL TENANCY AGREEMENTS ~ FEES & CHARGES (pdf)
  8. LANDLORD’S DISTRAINT (Distress) (pdf)
  9. RENT INCREASES (pdf)
  10. LANDLORD’S RIGHT OF ENTRY (pdf)
  11. SECURITY - KEYS & LOCKS (pdf)
  12. TERMINATION OF A TENANCY  (pdf)
  13. NORMAL WEAR & TEAR   (pdf)
  14. ABANDONED GOODS  (pdf)
  15. EMERGING ISSUES  (pdf)
  16. RESOURCES AND REFERRAL INFORMATION  (pdf)

A Checklist for Tenants (pdf)

A Sample Cleaning List (pdf)

Combined Checklist for Tenants and A Sample Cleaning List

Inspection Reports (pdf)

RTA Offences (pdf)

Quick Reference Guide

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The Quick Reference will explain the minimum legislated requirements set out in the RTA. It provides landlords and tenants with options to deal with matters not established as minimum requirements and makes residential tenancy resource material available in a user-friendly format. As a Quick Reference on residential tenancy matters, this does not set out everything in the RTA, nor does it state the law.  Landlords and tenants should refer to the RTA to determine their legislative rights and obligations. In every instance, the law as set out in the RTA governs.

NOTE:  The information provided in the RTA Handbook and Quick Reference Guide is not a substitute for legal advice.