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Guidebook Table of Contents
 

Index


Introduction

 

Section 1
        General Issues

1.1 Bankruptcy
1.2 Collection Agent
1.3 Elections
1.4 Entitlement to Collect Rent
1.5 First Nations Reserves
1.6 Investigation
1.7 Jurisdiction
1.8 Mediation
1.9 Mobile Homes
1.10 Motel and Hotel Accommodations
1.11 Rent-to-Own or Option to Purchase Agreement
1.12 Room and Board
1.13 Safety Net Program
1.14 Shared Accommodation
1.15 Tenancy Applications
1.16 Unlicensed Residential Care Facilities

 

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Section 2
        Tenancy Agreements

2.1 Assignment and Subletting
2.2 Co-signers & Guarantors
2.3 Landlord's Responsibility to Investigate Complaints
2.4 Late Payment Fees
2.5 Parking & Vehicle Insurance
2.6 Payments Not Allowed Under The Act
2.7 Reasonable Rules
2.8 Rental Unit Condition Report
2.9 Smoking
2.10 Substitution of Services or Facilities
2.11 Tenancy Agreement - General
2.12 Tenancy Agreement - Failure to Deliver a Copy
2.13 Tenancy Agreement - Renewal
2.14 Tenants and Shared Utility Service

 

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Section 3
        Privacy

3.1 General Information
3.2 Keys
3.3 Security System
3.4 Showing Rental Units for Sale

 

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Section 4
        Maintenance & Repairs

4.1 Cleaning During Tenancy
4.2 Heating Equipment and Fireplaces
4.3 Landlord's Responsibility for Repairs
4.4 Light Bulbs and Fuses
4.5 Maintaining the Appearance of a Rental Unit
4.6 Outdoor Maintenance ie. Grass, Snow, Gardens
4.7 Pest Control
4.8 Septic, Water and Oil Tanks
4.9 Smoke Alarms and Fire Safety Equipment
4.10 Telephone Jacks/Inside Wiring
4.11 Urgent Repairs

 

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Section 5
        Utilities

5.1 Landlord's Non-payment of Utilities

 

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Section 6
        Abandonment

6.1 General Information
6.2 Personal Property

 

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Section 7
        Notice of Termination

7.1 Notice by Condominium Corporation
7.2 Notice by Landlord - Caretaker/Employee Unit    
7.3 Notice by a Landlord - Compensation for Moving  Expenses
7.4 Notice by a Landlord - Landlord Needs Rental Unit For Own Use
7.5 Notice by a Landlord - Landlord Sells Rental Unit
7.6 Notice by a Landlord - For Non-Payment of Rent
7.7 Notice by a Landlord - For Non-Payment of Security Deposit, Pet Damage Deposit or Tenant Services Security Deposit
7.8 Notice by a Landlord - Tenant Not Meeting Obligation (Other Than Non-Payment of Rent)
7.9 Notice by Mortgage
7.10 Notice by a Tenant - Fixed-Term Tenancy Agreement
7.11  Notice by a Tenant - Month-to-Month Tenancy Agreement
7.12 Notice by Mobile Home Park Owner for Non-Payment of Municipal License Fees or Municipal Taxes

 

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Section 8
        Order of Possession

8.1 Order of Possession - Application by Condominium Corporation
8.2 Order of Possession - Application by Cooperative
8.3 Order of Possession - Non-Payment or Late Payment of Rent
8.4 Order of Possession - Tenant Not Meeting Obligation (Other Than Non-payment of Rent)
8.5 Enforcing an Order of Possession

 

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Section 9
        Claims for Compensation

9.1 Claims

 

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Section 10
        Security Deposit

10.1 Claim by Landlord - Branch has Deposit
10.2 Claim by Landlord - Landlord Can't Find Tenant
10.3 Claim by Landlord - More Than Security Deposit
10.4 Claim by Landlord - Security Deposit or Less
10.5 Enforcing an Order to Return a Security Deposit
10.6 Overpayment of Security Deposit
10.7 Refunding a Security Deposit
10.8 Security Deposit Claims - Guideline for Decisions
10.9 Tenant Request for Security Deposit

 

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Section 11
        Hearings/Hearing Orders

11.1 Hearings - General Information
11.2 Hearings - Serving Notice of A Hearing
11.3 Hearings - Substitutional Service
11.4 Hearings - When the Branch Decides a Hearing is Necessary
11.5 Hearing Orders - Amending An Order
11.6 Hearing Orders - Enforcing An Order
11.7 Hearing Orders - Returned Orders

 

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Section 12
        Costs and Interest

12.1 Costs
12.2 Interest

 

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Section 13
        Rent Regulation

13.1 Application for Rent Increase Above the Guideline
13.2 Application for Rent Increase Above the Guideline: Late Application
13.3 Laundry Charges
13.4 Mobile Home Parks - Licence Fees and Municipal Taxes
13.5 Rehabilitation Scheme
13.6 Rent Discounts
13.7 Rent Increase for New Tenants
13.8 Rent Increase - When Landlord Adds Furniture
13.9 Rent Review - Non-Profit Life Lease Complex
13.10 Setting Rent on New or Previously Exempt Rental Unit
13.11 Tenant Objection - Guideline or Less Rent Increase
13.12 Tenant Requested Improvement
13.13 Unauthorized Rent Increases
13.14 Withdrawal/Reduction of a Service

 

The Residential Tenancies Act

The Residential Rent Regulation  

The Residential Tenancies Interest Regulation

The Residential Tenancies Costs Regulation

The Residential Tenancies Regulation

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