From province to province, the rules and responsibilities of being a Canadian property owner can differ significantly.
But if spending the time to research and stay updated on reliable resources for your province isn’t in the cards, you’re not alone; most property owners have enough on their plate.
To save you the trouble and point you in the direction of information you can trust, we’re sharing property owner resources for each Canadian province—and how you can put each of them to good use.
Resources for property owners in Alberta
A membership-based, not-for-profit association that educates Alberta-based property owners about government legislation and market trends, organizes networking opportunities, and provides an array of professional landlord forms and notices for purchase.
The Albertan government has dedicated easy-to-understand resources to help property owners navigate the main areas of ownership such as the different stages of tenancy and common problems related to tenancy.
Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in British Columbia
A government resource that acts as a springboard for all things residential ownership in the province of British Columbia. It's complete with updates to BC’s Residential Tenancy Act as they happen, various calculators, and forms useful for property owners.
A non-government reference site for new and veteran landlords, tenants, and rental property investors with free landlord forms and information about hiring a property manager, evictions, renovations, and the BC Tenancy Guide.
A members-only platform that offers education, resources, and support to help BC-based property owners and property managers manage purpose-built rentals, secondary suites, and investment properties.
Resources for property owners in Manitoba
An exhaustive list of resources from Manitoba’s government to help property owners and tenants navigate common areas of renting, such as rent increases, maintenance responsibilities, deposits, and many other areas.
A community association of volunteers across Manitoba helping landlords acquaint themselves with applicable laws and create successful Landlord-Tenant relationships. Their services can help with credit checks, criminal record checks, landlord networking, receiving landlord-related discounts, and many other areas of property ownership.
CLEA is a charitable organization dedicated to helping people understand in plain language the Manitoban legal system and how to resolve their legal issues including areas related to property ownership and renting.
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Resources for property owners in New Brunswick
A government resource center dissecting the rights and responsibilities when operating a residential rental property in New Brunswick. Here, you’ll learn how to handle situations related to abandoned tenant belongings, landlord entry into rental units, and many other common situations between tenants and property owners.
New Brunswick’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Newfoundland and Labrador
A resource page from the government of Newfound and Labrador with links to virtually every kind of resource you’ll need to succeed as a property owner. Learn about types of rental agreements, proper dispute resolution, what forms you’ll need for different circumstances, and much more.
An explanation of NL’s Residential Tenancies Act in a way that’s easy to understand and broken down by topics like inspection, types of rental agreements, discrimination, evictions, and so on.
Newfoundland and Labrador Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Northwest Territories
The Rental Office is a convenient and accessible place for landlords and tenants in the Northwest Territories to obtain information regarding their rights and obligations. There is documentation but you can also reach out directly for in-person support.
The Housing Northwest Territories (Housing NWT) is an agency of the Government of the Northwest Territories offering a wide array of housing and funding programs for property owners and other residents of the NWT.
NWT’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Nova Scotia
A resource center with Nova Scotia’s updated Residential Tenancy Act, forms for tenants and property owners, guides with information about their individual rights and responsibilities, and more.
Nova Scotia’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Nunavut
Since 2000, the Nunavut Housing Corporation has aimed to provide affordable and accessible housing options and homeownership education and counselling services to families and individuals in Nunavut.
The Residential Tenancies Office helps property owners and tenants by providing educational materials, investigating problems, holding hearings to listen to evidence, attempting to work out a solution that works for both parties, and ultimately making orders to resolve problems.
Nunavut’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Ontario
LSHC provides general information, summary advice, and referrals to the small landlord community across Ontario. It develops educational materials and outreach initiatives intended to help small landlords learn and gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities.
The Landlord & Tenant Board answers common concerns that you may have about your tenancy and what you can do about your tenants in certain situations such as tenants not paying rent or tenants disturbing the peace of other tenants. For specific information about evictions read our detailed eviction guide here.
Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Prince Edward Island
A government-funded project aimed at assisting tenants and landlords on Prince Edward Island by providing legal information, referrals, support during the rental hearing process, and workshops on tenants’ and landlords' rights and responsibilities.
A list of programs that eligible property owners are encouraged to apply to such as the Multi-Unit Residential Loan Program, the Residential Rental Property Tax Subsidy, and the Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Rebate Program.
PEI’s Landlord and Tenant Act governs landlord and tenant relations in rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Quebec
A list of resources from the government of Quebec helping property owners and tenants, or lessors and lessees, understand their rights and obligations.
Éducaloi is a neutral and independent organization with recognized expertise in legal education and clear legal communication providing easy-to-read guides to help tenants and property owners. Some of the topics include in-unit pets, poor house conditions, payment collection, and visitation and access rules.
The APQ offers its members access to management services, legal advice through rental lawyers, tenant assessment services (credit and pre-rental inquiries), computer services including a digital version of the housing lease and email and text message notification services, discounts on insurance, building materials, and many others.
Resources for property owners in Saskatchewan
The ORT is an independent agency that provides information about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Saskatchewan. You’ll find guides, applications, forms, and other helpful resources.
The Residential Tenancies Regulations further govern landlord and tenant relations in Saskatchewan in connection with the Residential Tenancies Act.
Saskatchewan’s Residential Tenancies Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
Resources for property owners in Yukon
A resource page linking out to guides, forms, and legal documentation to help property owners manage all stages of tenancy, resolve disputes, and understand their rights and responsibilities.
The YRLA helps property owners learn more about Yukon’s residential landlord industry and network. Their Board of Directors is there to answer questions, help direct you to relevant resources, and provide you with necessary forms and documents.
Yukon’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act governs landlord and tenant relations in residential rental accommodations.
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