Category Archives: Housing Law

Relating “Equitable Relief and Residential Tenancies” to Alberta

Last week, we discussed the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in Metro Housing Corp v Ganitano (2014 BCCA 10). The justices concluded that termination of a tenancy under the B.C. Residential Tenancy Act for late or non-payment of rent was properly characterized as a forfeiture … Continue reading

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Equitable Relief and Residential Tenancies

It is very rare – and hence worthy of note – for a residential tenancy matter to wind its way to a court of appeal.  On January 13, 2014 the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in Metro … Continue reading

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Landlord and Tenant Issues after the Flooding in Southern Alberta

The Centre for Public Legal Education in Alberta (CPLEA) has developed a new resource called After the Flood for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta. You can find it at their blog, http://www.cplea.ca/blog/?p=2980 , as well as a link to an audio Q&A … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!

A recent report on the discovery of body lice in Edmonton’s homeless population is a reminder of the daily challenges faced by low-income individuals.  While body lice appears to be primarily a problem for those without homes, even those who … Continue reading

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Navigating the RTDRS: What lawyers and advocates should know

The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) is a tribunal designed to provide a specialized, informal, and quick resolution process for residential tenancies disputes.  As many lawyers do not regularly practice in the area of residential tenancies law, the RTDRS … Continue reading

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Human Rights in Residential Tenancies and the RTDRS

This blog post clarifies the current law in terms of the human rights of residential tenants in Alberta, identifies concerns about a lack of effective protection of tenants’ human rights at the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and suggests that … Continue reading

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