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What are some significant parts of the Residential Tenancies Act that governs landlord and tenant behaviors in Alberta, Canada?

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As of 2015, some significant parts of the Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta, Canada include the responsibility of the tenant to pay the rent on time and avoid damaging the property and the responsibility of the landlord to properly maintain the property and keep the tenant informed of any issues regarding the property or the lease agreement, states Student Legal Services of Edmonton. The document provides extensive information about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords in many situations.

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The Residential Tenancies Act has sections that cover the tenancy agreement, inspection reports, security deposits, subletting and abandoned possessions, as well as many other areas, according to Student Legal Services of Edmonton. The tenancy or lease agreement must contain the names of the tenants and landlord, a description of the property to be rented, the starting date and the rent amount in order for it to be valid. It should also list any other items agreed upon regarding the lease by the landlord and tenant.

The act requires that the landlord have the property in proper condition by the lease starting date and that he fills out an inspection report before the tenant moves into the unit, maintains Student Legal Services of Edmonton. A second inspection report details the condition of the property after the tenant moves out. Any damages are to be withheld from the security deposit. The landlord may not disrupt the tenant's peaceful occupation of the unit and must get permission before entering the premises.

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