If you own property or are renting property, many legal issues can come up. This page provides information about some common issues for:
Landlords and Tenants
Are you a renter or landlord? CPLEA’s Laws for Landlord and Tenants in Alberta website provides information on leases, disputes, security deposits, subletting and more. It also features commonly asked questions that landlords and tenants in Alberta have about renting.
CPLEA’s Domestic Violence Toolkit for Landlords is designed for landlords, property managers and anyone else who works on-site or has access to residential rental units. It provides information on what to do if you suspect a tenant is a victim of domestic violence.
Your Rights When Renting: Human rights in Alberta is a series providing information to tenants about their rights when renting property. Publications are available in English, Somali and Arabic. This project was funded by the Human Rights Education and Multicultural Fund.
Do you own a condo? CPLEA’s Condo Law for Albertans website provides information on condo laws in Alberta. It has information to think about if you are buying, renting out or selling your condo.
A reverse mortgage is a loan that allows homeowners to turn a portion of their home’s equity into cash without having to sell their home. If you are thinking about entering into a reverse mortgage, see CPLEA’s Reverse Mortgages booklet for more formation.
CPLEA’s Life Leases booklet provides more information on buying the exclusive right to live in a unit in a particular development for life, a fixed term or until you can no longer live independently in the unit.
Foreclosure is a legal process where a mortgagee (a lender – usually a bank) sells or takes ownership of a property when the mortgagor (the property owner) defaults on the mortgage. A common default is when the mortgagor misses or cannot pay the mortgage payments. For more information on foreclosure, see the following resources: