Legislation - Landlords and Tenants


Residential Tenancies Act c.R-17.1  October 2004

Provides a framework for landlord and tenant relations in Alberta, setting minimum standards of conduct for both landlords and tenants.

Residential Tenancies Exemption Regulation - AR 189/2004 

Residential Tenancies Ministerial Regulation - AR 211/2004 

Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Regulation - AR 98/2006 

Security Deposit Interest Rate Regulation - AR 190/2004 

Subsidized Public Housing Regulation - AR 191/2004 

A brief description of each Act administered by Service Alberta and links to the text version of the Acts and Regulations are located on the Acts and Legislation page.  Click here  to be redirected.   

Copies of Alberta Acts, Regulations and government publications can be ordered from the Queen's Printer Bookstore.

To find other Alberta Statutes and Regulations that reference landlords or tenants, interested persons may wish to use the search tool (external site) provided by the Canadian Legal Information Institute (external site).

Rules of Court Changes

The Alberta Rules of Court were amended in 2010 to simplify the process for recovering or taking possession of land. This resulted in updates to legislation related to residential premises, mobile home sites, member units in cooperative housing and land that is being taken over for public use. The Rules of Court amendment is made to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act, (MHSTA), Cooperatives Act, and Expropriation Act.

For more detailed information on these changes please visit the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service website.