Did You Know? The RTDRS is Introducing Changes

Did You Know? The RTDRS is Introducing Changes

The CRRA received the following information from Patricia Tolppanen, Administrator & Director of the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS).

As a frequent user of the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolutions Service (RTDRS), we are making you aware of an upcoming pilot program that will change the standard duration of the initial hearing of claims for damages and abatement of rent.

The RTDRS now receives over 13,000 applications per year, all of which are competing for limited hearing time and must be scheduled as efficiently and effectively as possible. In auditing the hearing schedule we have noted that, very often, hearings for […]

Did You Know? Residential Tenancies Act & Security Deposits

Did You Know? Residential Tenancies Act & Security Deposits

The rental market is changing, and with that, increasing the rent may be a route you need to take as a landlord.

Even if there is no cap to the amount a landlord can raise the rent, landlords are encouraged to be reasonable when doing so. There are strict and important rules outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta about how and when a rental increase can be done. Do you know the rules?

Fixed-Term Tenancies

The rent cannot be increased during a fixed-term tenancy. The rent can be increased if the following criteria are met:

upon a new lease being signed when […]

The Q2 Alberta Rental Review is Here!

The Q2 Alberta Rental Review is Here!

The latest issue of the Alberta Rental Review is now available from the CRRA!

The CRRA is pleased to announce and release this year’s Q2 Alberta Rental Review Magazine. Continuing forward as a leader and resource for Landlords in Alberta, we trust you’ll enjoy the all new look and feel of this issue.

Click the link below to access this year’s Q2 issue in digital FlipBook format. Using the tools below the FlipBook Magazine, you can enjoy your digital copy or download a PDF version at your convenience.

We look forward to continuing to serve Landlords in […]

Did you know? Changes to the RTA about Security Deposits

Did you know? Changes to the RTA about Security Deposits

The Alberta Government recently passed legislation that amends the Residential Tenancies Act and provides greater flexibility to landlords when returning security deposits to tenants.

Section 46(1)(a) was repealed, and the following (in red font) was substituted in its place:

(a) “deliver” means

(i) deliver by personal service,

(ii) send by regular mail or registered mail, or

(iii) deliver in any other manner agreed to in writing by the landlord and tenant;

The landlord and tenant can now agree, in writing, how the security deposit is to be returned to the tenant at the end of the tenancy.

This is […]

Learn More About Our Gala Signature Partner Fresh Focus Media!

Learn More About Our Gala Signature Partner Fresh Focus Media!

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The CRRA is proud to introduce our Annual Award Gala Signature Partner, Fresh Focus Media. Read on to learn more about this innovative company and all of their offerings.

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June 9th – Commercial Insurance & You Webinar

June 9th – Commercial Insurance & You Webinar

On June 9th, Rob de Pruis from the Insurance Bureau of Canada will be sharing his professional insight with the CRRA!

Commercial Insurance & You: The State of Alberta’s Insurance Market will cover important topics including:

How does inflation and the stock market affect premiums?
Auto Insurance – how might electric vehicles charging affect rates?
The new National Flood Insurance Program
The Calgary Residential Roofing Rebate

The Webinar takes place on Thursday, June 9th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm  – Pre-registration Only!

Download Registration PDF | Event Calendar on CRRA.ca 

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Buying & Selling Rental Properties Seminar & Luncheon

Buying & Selling Rental Properties Seminar & Luncheon

Our Next Seminar & Luncheon is at Hotel Blackfoot!

Looking at buying or selling rental properties? Our next Seminar & Luncheon has the information you need to help you make informed decisions.

Seminar: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Financial Implications of Buying & Selling a Rental Property

Presented by:
Keith Uthe
Mortgage Associate, Mortgage Alliance Enrich Mortgage Group

Luncheon: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Important Legal Tips for Landlords When Buying & Selling a Rental Property

Keynote Speaker:
Christopher Souster
Lawyer, Guardian Law Group

Register Online | Download Registration PDF

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