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Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) Handbook
The RTA Handbook is designed to explain the rights and responsibilities of all tenants, landlords, and agents involved in renting residential premises in Alberta under the Residential Tenancies Act and regulations:
- Residential Tenancies Exemption Regulation
- Residential Tenancies Ministerial Regulation
- Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation
- Security Deposit Interest Rate Regulation
- Subsidized Public Housing Regulation
- Termination of Tenancy (Domestic Violence) Regulation
Checklist for tenants (PDF, 169 KB)
Sample cleaning list for tenants (PDF, 99 KB)
Combined checklist and sample cleaning list for tenants:
- Amharic (PDF, 187 KB)
- Arabic (PDF, 415 KB)
- Chinese (PDF, 439 KB)
- French (PDF, 513 KB)
- Hindi (PDF, 520 KB)
- Korean (PDF, 307 KB)
- Kurdish (PDF, 510 KB)
- Persian (PDF, 390 KB)
- Punjabi (PDF, 533 KB)
- Russian (PDF, 405 KB)
- Somali (PDF, 362 KB)
- Spanish (PDF, 504 KB)
- Tagalog (PDF, 504 KB)
- Tigrinya (PDF, 188 KB)
- Urdu (PDF, 611 KB)
- Vietnamese (PDF, 441 KB)
Inspection Reports (PDF, 127 KB)
Quick reference guide
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The Quick Reference Guide will explain the minimum legislated requirements set out in the RTA. It provides landlords and tenants with options to deal with matters not established as minimum requirements and makes residential tenancy resource material available in a user-friendly format. As a Quick Reference on residential tenancy matters, this does not set out everything in the RTA, nor does it state the law. Landlords and tenants should refer to the RTA to determine their legislative rights and obligations. In every instance, the law as set out in the RTA governs.
The information provided in the RTA Handbook and Quick Reference Guide is not a substitute for legal advice.
The Consumer Contact Centre can provide information on many topics related to landlords and tenants:
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