Forfeiting the portion of the claim which exceeds the legislated amount of
A reduction in rent to make up for any benefits the tenant has lost as a result
of the landlord not performing his obligations.
This is a voluntary, written statement of facts sworn/affirmed before a commissioner
To declare solemnly and formally, but not under oath.
A legal proceeding by which a case is brought from a lower court to a higher
A person who starts an application.
The first document to start a law suit in this court.
Money for a loss that has been experienced.
To break a rule.
Compensation awarded to a successful party to be paid by the unsuccessful party.
A cross-claim by the defendant against the plaintiff.
Compensation for injury to a person or damage to property.
Failure to appear as required. Usually the failure to appear in court or defend
A judgment in the absence of a defence.
Person against whom a lawsuit is commenced. This includes companies, corporations,
A document disputing a claim.
A document or material object entered as evidence.
A decision of a court.
The legal authority of a court to hear a case.
The owner or manager of a premises. See Residential
Tenancies Act for a more
complete definition. LINK to act.
A lawsuit or legal action.
A negotiation session that is facilitated by a mediator to try and settle the
dispute without going to trial.
Noting in Default
A step taken by the plaintiff when the defendant does not file a form of dispute
Notice to Attend
A court-issued document commanding the attendance of a person in order to give evidence in court.
Notice to Vacate
A written notice identifying the date and time in which the tenant(s) must vacate to premises.
A solemn promise to speak the truth, which God or a holy person or sacred object
is called to witness.
A direction or decision of a Judge, often provided in writing.
A tenant who does not vacate the premises after the tenancy has expired or
Person starting a court action.
A meeting between the parties and a judge prior to trial, when each party may set out his/her
position and attempt to reach a resolution.
Payment to a landlord under the tenancy agreement for the right to use or occupy
the property. Rent does not include the security deposit.
An action to return personal property that is claimed to be improperly taken. Return of goods.
A person/company against whom an application is commenced.
A payment required by a landlord from a tenant to cover the expenses of any
repairs of damages to the premises greater than normal "wear and tear."
The delivery of a document to a party in a court action.
A breach or a series of breaches of the tenancy agreement as outlined in the
Residential Tenancies Act.
A person who is permitted by the landlord to occupy their premises under a
tenancy agreement. For a more complete definition, see the Residential Tenancies
Act. LINK to act.
Termination of Tenancy
To end the tenancy.
A determination of issues between parties in an action before a judge.
To discontinue or abandon an action.
An agreement in writing.
A letter demanding payment or action.