RTA Part 3 – Move In and Move Out Inspections

Last article we discussed the Landlord’s right to enter or inspect the rental premises. In Part 3 of the Residential Tenancy Act, we’ll take a look at move in and move out inspections. Are you aware of your responsibilities as a Tenant or those of the Landlord? Inspection report At the beginning and end of a tenancy, a condition inspection of the rental property must be completed and a report signed by both the Landlord and Tenant. This documents the condition of the rental unit and includes any damages or repairs which may be necessary. Any new damages that are as…

RTA Part 2 – A Landlords Right to Enter Your Rental Home

Previously, we looked at how to give proper notice to your Landlord that you are moving out. This posts focus is on a Landlord’s right to enter your rental home to inspect. Once you move into your rental home, you are entitled to peace and quiet enjoyment. That means the Landlord can’t just walk in unannounced, he can’t just “pop by” to make sure things are going okay and he can’t expect you to let him in without warning simply because he feels like checking the condition of the home. Rental entry conditions While the Landlord has a right to enter…

RTA Part 1 – Giving Notice to Vacate

It’s time to move out of the place you’re living in and you want to give notice to the Landlord. But what’s the right way to do it? You want to make sure you do it correctly so you don’t get stuck staying another month, or worse, you end up paying rent on two places. Giving notice to vacate – what is the correct way to notify your Landlord? Notice in Writing A tenant may end a month-to-month tenancy by giving the Landlord one months’ notice in writing. The notice must be received by the Landlord on or before the last…