Renter rights and responsibilities
You need to purchase content or tenant insurance. It helps to address any lost property or expenses if your belongings are lost or damaged.
If you bought insurance before coming to Canada, check your policy to see if content insurance is included.We recommend you obtain a few estimates before selecting a contents insurance coverage provider.
Before you move in to your accommodation, you and your landlord need to agree to the terms of your rental agreement in a contract. This contract is called a rental agreement. A written agreement is strongly encouraged.
There are laws in Alberta that specifically relate to landlords and tenants. Make sure you know what your obligations are as a renter, and what's allowed of your landlord. Learn more.
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The vacancy rate in Calgary is low right now, which means two things - there are lots of people looking for places to rent, and there are dishonest people running scams that prey on would-be renters. ...