Court filing fees are as follows:
It is your responsibility to locate the defendant.
It may be difficult to locate the whereabouts of certain parties. Under the circumstances, it may be practical to search at a local registry office or hire the services of a process server. Check you local yellow pages for a list of process servers.
Once the court has issued the civil claim and returned it to you (the plaintiff), the next step is to give it to the defendant. This is called service. You must serve a form of dispute note with the civil claim on each defendant.
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Read the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) on the Queen's Printer website at http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=R17P1.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779752980. If you would like to read a paper copy of the act, you can purchase it from the Queen’s Printer Bookstore or you can read this information at the Law library at your local courthouse.
You may file an application under the Residential Tenancies Act for several remedies (solutions). For example,
There are other remedies (solutions) available. To see a complete list of remedies, click here.
Yes. You (the landlord) must serve on the tenant a Notice to Terminate the Tenancy (an eviction notice). The notice must satisfy the requirements of sections 10 and 29 of the Residential Tenancies Act on the Queen's Printer website.
You (the landlord) will be required to complete two forms: Notice of Application under the Residential Tenancies Act and an Affidavit in Support of Landlord's Application.
These forms are available online here, or at any court office.
Court filing fees are as follows:
Note: Once you begin an application, there may be additional costs to continue the process.
You (the landlord) must bring the following documents:
Once the court has issued the application and returned it to you (the landlord), the next step is to give it to the tenant. This is called service. You must serve the Notice of Application and the Affidavit in Support of Landlord's Application on each tenant.
Under the Residential Tenancies Act, the landlord must serve the tenant with a Notice of Application at least 3 clear days before the application date.
If your application is successful, you (the landlord) will be given an Order for all or part of the remedies (solutions) you were seeking. This Order must be served on the tenant and a copy must be filed with the Court of Queen's Bench before it can be enforced.
You may sue for return of the deposit by filing a Civil Claim.
If you want to contest the application,
file an affidavit in reply stating the facts on which you will rely in contesting the application. The affidavit must be commissioned before a Commissioner for Oaths. You may attend a court office and have the clerk commission your affidavit.
provide a copy of the affidavit in reply to the landlord before the hearing
attend the hearing.
You can appeal the judge's decision to the Court of Queen's Bench by filing an Originating Notice within 30 days of the order being entered and served on you. The filing of an appeal does not stay the Order for Possession unless a Court of Queen's Bench justice directs. See RTA process and appeals for more information.