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Tenancy rules eased for victims of domestic violence

Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Allison Rudzitis

On Aug. 8, the government of Alberta introduced the Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act and the termination of tenancy (domestic violence) regulation (collectively the legislation).

Essentially, the legislation allows for people suffering from domestic violence to break residential leases early without financial penalty.

Who is a person suffering from domestic violence? According to the legislation, a person suffering from domestic violence includes: the actual person, that person’s dependent child, or a protected adult who lives with that person.

Who inflicts...