Who is covered by the Act?

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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).