Breaking A Lease Agreement In Alberta

If you are in a situation where you need to break a rental agreement, either as a residential tenant or as a business tenant, please contact Heritage Law today for more information. A tenancy agreement is a legal contract between a landlord and a tenant. It describes details such as: This one is simple, since the end of the rental date is expressly agreed in the lease. In this case, there is no need to terminate the lease. However, it is polite to give your client a reminder before the contract expires. A periodic agreement has no deadline and will continue until the landlord or tenant announces it in writing. This is the case for those who rent from month to month. There are certain situations in which a landlord or tenant may be able to “break the lease” or terminate the lease prematurely. If the tenant or lessor has committed a substantial breach of the tenancy agreement, a 14-day period to terminate the tenancy agreement or an application through the rental agreement or the regional court of civil deed may be made. You can find more information on our pages on eviction notifications and the tenant`s 14-day release regarding the termination of the lease. The temporary rent ends without notice on the date specified in the tenancy agreement. Landlords and tenants can agree to continue after the fixed life has expired. Based on these amendments, it is likely that a lessor will be required to try at least one payment plan before taking steps to terminate a non-payment lease or before applying to the court for an order to terminate the lease.

If a tenant wishes to break the lease prematurely due to personal circumstances (i.e. job loss, moving to work), the tenant must speak to the landlord and check whether the landlord accepts the early termination of the tenancy agreement. Tenants could offer to help the landlord find a new tenant by recruiting the suite online or in local community hubs. The lessor is not obliged to accept the rental agreement, but may be ready if the tenant agrees to assist with advertising and to ensure that the suite can be rented. If the landlord agrees to break the tenancy agreement prematurely, the tenant must ensure that the contract is signed in writing and by the landlord in order to avoid problems in the future.

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