Calgary Landlords – Are you having any problems with your tenants? All landlord and tenant disputes are moving from small claims court to the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS)
What happens when Calgary landlords have a problem with their tenants? According to a report at the Alberta Landlords Association blog you will now have to go to the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) to solve your problem
What Is The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS)?
While most landlords would go to small claims court in the past things are changing fast.
Calgary landlords and Edmonton landlords now need to go to the RTDRS to settle any problems they have with tenants because the Alberta provincial government has moved all landlord and tenant disputes out of court.
The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service is a way for landlords and tenants to resolve serious problems.
Is This A Good Thing For Alberta Landlords?
According to report at the Western Wheel the the owner of Prairie Management is Andrew Fulcher. He’s also a landlord owning twenty rental properties.
Fulcher believes this is a good move.
He says the majority of Alberta landlord and tenant problems are based on disagreements about damage deposits.
Fulcher says that the courts have more serious matters to worry about and the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service is a fast way to settle matters.
An Edmonton Landlord With Experience Disagrees
An Edmonton landlord has written in saying she isn’t happy with the move.
She is an experienced landlord who have been to both court and the RTDRS before. She wrote:
“Small claims court is overseen by highly trained judges. They are fair and professional. This is not the case with the Residential Dispute Resolution Service. The people who run the show there are not as trained and they like to give tenants all the breaks. Maybe they are tenants with an axe to grind. This isn’t a good move and landlords will soon find out!”
Does this mean Alberta Landlords will soon face a biased justice process like Ontario Landlords face with their Landlord and Tenant Board? It is a frightening thought!
Calgary Landlords – Alberta Landlord and Tenant Disputes Will Go To the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) Instead of Court
It’s a major change for Calgary landlords.
What do you think of this change?
We think the best way forward is to avoid landlord and tenant problems by screening your tenants carefully. This includes making sure you run a credit check on your tenants.
How Can I Run Credit Checks On My Tenants?
It’s now easy and affordable!
You can join the Alberta Landlords Association for only a one-time registration fee.
Yes, no annual fee to worry about!
You sign up for a low one time fee and get access to the Alberta Rental Kit and premium Equifax and TVS credit checks for only $10 per check.
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