Who is covered by the Act?
Private residential tenants
The Act covers tenants who rent a house or unit (or similar type of accommodation) from a lessor or a real estate agent (who acts on behalf of the lessor). This also includes tenants who are:
- Sub-tenants of a tenant.
- Under 18 years of age.
- Renting a room in a hotel or motel if it is not for holiday purposes.
- Occupying the premises as part of employment conditions.
- Renting for more than 13 continuous weeks in premises provided under the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP).