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Relief for Alberta renters

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

Eviction ban now in effect

Relief measures for tenants in Alberta now restrict what landlords may do during the pandemic, effective Friday, March 27, 2020:

  • No eviction of tenants during April if they are unable to pay rent or utilities before May 1st

  • Tenants will be protected from eviction for the duration of the public emergency if the tenant works with their landlord to establish meaningful and reasonable partial payment arrangements

  • Landlords are not permitted raise rents while the public state of emergency is in effect

  • Any rent increases that were previously given to the tenant will be frozen until the emergency is lifted

  • Landlords are not permitted to charge late fees for late rent payments between April 1 and June 30, 2020.

When making rental payment arrangements, both renters and landlords are obliged to take into account the financial supports they are getting from the federal and provincial governments.

These emergency measures are void if a tenant commits a crime or causes damage inside a landlord’s property.

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