Sample Room Rental Agreement
for Alberta Renters
Why do you need a Room Rental Agreement?
A written agreement helps you to avoid problems. If a tenant shares living space with their landlord (for
example, rents a bedroom in the landlord’s home), then the Residential Tenancies Act does not apply, so a
written agreement is the best protection that a landlord and a tenant can have. In a room rental situation,
neither the landlord nor the tenant has to follow the rules contained in the law. This means that if you are
renting a room from your landlord, you may find yourself evicted with little notice. If you are a landlord,
you may find it difficult to collect unpaid rent, or keep a deposit, without having a written agreement.
If you have a written agreement, then the rules and terms contained in the written agreement will apply
to the renting relationship. An agreement adds certainty, and allows both the landlord and the tenant to
know what is expected of them throughout the renting relati