Update: As of June 1, 2020, the RTDRS began accepting applications for urgent disputes related to site possession and termination of tenancy under the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act.
Changes due to COVID-19
As Alberta reopens, some temporary measures implemented in response to COVID-19 are no longer in effect.
- Scheduled rent increases may now take effect, provided proper notice has been given to tenants.
- They were not permitted during the state of public health emergency, and cannot be collected retroactively.
- Late fees that are a reasonable estimate of the landlord’s losses can now be applied to late rental payments, if set-out in the rental agreement.
- Late fees were not permitted from April through June and cannot be applied retroactively for that period.
- Landlords and tenants are encouraged to continue working together to develop payment plans where the tenant is struggling to pay rent due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, demonstration of a payment plan is no longer required to file an application to terminate a tenancy, nor to recover possession due to non-payment of rent.
- If the landlord and tenant have already agreed to a payment plan, that plan remains in place for the agreed-to time period.
Information regarding entry
Emergency access continues to be permitted.
To support a healthy relaunch, continue acting safely to prevent the spread. Find out how at alberta.ca/COVID19.
Landlords and tenants may submit applications online using the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) eFiling Service.
The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) offers landlords and tenants a method of resolving disputes without going to court.
Find out more about how RTDRS works.