As a tenant, it can be sometimes difficult to deal with problematic landlords or ridiculous expectations. So here is a list of some of the rights you have as a renter:
Tenants have a right to:
~ A right to enjoy their properties in peace and quiet.
~ A right to live in a habitable rental property that adheres to Saskatchewan safety, health and building codes.
~ Right to access their units without restrictions from the landlord or their agent.
~ Right to display election advertising during the electioneering period.
~ Viewing the unit and common areas to make sure the property fits your lifestyle and needs
~ Receiving a fair evaluation of your Residential Rental Application and being treated fairly by your landlord (and any staff) while you’re renting
~ Creating an Inspection Report with your landlord detailing the state of the property when you move in and using that report when you move out to determine how much of your security deposit your landlord can use
~ Occupying the property without being unreasonably disturbed by the landlord, property manager, any staff, or other tenants.
~ Ending the tenancy when your lease is up or by following certain legal procedures
~ Protection from unauthorized rent increases or evictions
~ Tenants are responsible for:
~ Ensuring they pay rent on time.
~ Respecting all terms of the lease agreement.
~ Reporting all maintenance issues as soon as they spot them.
~ Keeping the premises in a clean and sanitary condition.
~ Notifying the landlord when they are looking to move out.
~ Repairing damages they cause.