Tag Archives: Residential Tenancies Act

Repost from ABlawg.ca: Constraining a Landlord’s Ability to Terminate a Residential Tenancy by Raising the Rent

Please find below a link to an interesting article published today on ABlawg.ca by Professor Jonnette Watson Hamilton of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. The article comments on Milner’s Aloha Mobile Home Park (1998) Ltd v Jenkins, 2014 ABQB 229 … Continue reading

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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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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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