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Landlord tenant rules

1. What is a security deposit?


It is a deposit that the tenant will pay the landlord and once
paid t cannot go up and once paid the tenancy is considered
started.
2. Must a landlord provide a receipt for a security deposit?
No a landlord must not provide a receipt.
3. Does a landlord have to pay interest on a security deposit?
No, once the security deposit is payed then it cannot be
changed.
4. How much can be charged for a security deposit?
Anything half or less of the monthly payment.
5. How much time does a landlord have to return a security
deposit after the tenant moves out?
Within 15 days
6. What is a rental agreement?
It is an agreement that states the obligations for the two
parties
7. What are the types of rental agreements?
Week-to-week
Month-to-month
8. Must a landlord give a copy of a signed rental agreement to
the tenant?
Yes
9. Must a landlord give a tenant a copy of the Residential
Tenancies Act?
Yes

10.

What is a Rental Premises Condition Report form?

Is a report about the condition about the premises before


and after the tenancy
11.
Does the Residential Tenancies Act apply to a verbal
rental agreement?
Yes
12.
Can a landlord request postdated cheques for rent
payments?
Yes
13.

Are there residential premises not covered by the Act?

No
14.
Does the Act apply to business/commercial rental
agreements?
No
15.
Is a tenant responsible to have insurance on his/her
personal belongings?
Yes
16.
When a rented premises is sold to a new owner, does
the rental agreement continue?
Yes
17.
What happens to a security deposit when there is a
change in ownership?
The new owner will be responsible for it
18.

Can a landlord charge a fee for late payment of rent?

Yes, $5 for the first day and $2 for every other day

19.
Can a landlord charge a fee if a tenant's rent cheque is
returned because of non-sufficient funds (N.S.F.) in the
tenant's account?
If a rent cheque is returned N.S.F., a landlord may charge a
fee not greater than $25.00
20.
Can a tenant withhold rent because a landlord is not
maintaining the premises?
No
21.
Can a landlord terminate a rental agreement when the
tenant does not pay rent?
Yes the landlord can give a short termination notice
22.
Can a landlord increase rent by giving a verbal notice to
the tenant?
No, it must be written
23.

Can a landlord increase rent anytime?


No, not during fixed terms or the first 12 months

24.
Is a tenant responsible for damages to the residential
premises?
Yes, they must fix the damage done to the premises
25.
What can a landlord do if a tenant has not repaired
damages?
If not repaired in 3 days or reasonable time the landlord can
issue a written termination notice
26.

Can a termination notice be verbal?

No, must be written


27.
Where can I get a copy of the Residential Tenancies
Act?
At the government service centers for $5.25

28.
If a landlord gives a tenant a Termination Notice in
writing, is the tenant required to give a written notice of his
departure?
Yes