Author Archives: Tor Potter

About Tor Potter

Tor Potter is a law student at the University of Alberta with an interest in civil litigation and access to justice. He is currently participating in a practicum placement with the civil section at ECLC. Tor has also volunteered with Student Legal Services, an organization which provides free legal information to Edmontonians.

What Constitutes Assault in Residential Tenancy Law?

The Alberta Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)[1] allows landlords to evict tenants who assault or threaten to assault their landlord or other tenants. But what constitutes assault for the purpose of the RTA? Is it the same as the test for … Continue reading

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Can a Landlord Charge a Tenant Late Fees?

Many residential leases purport to require tenants to pay their landlords late fees if they pay their rent late. Many tenants pay those fees without challenging them, and the question arises: are these fees enforceable? Short Answer: A late fee … Continue reading

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