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Saskatchewan lifts suspension on non-urgent evictions

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Saskatchewan landlords know how difficult the past several months of been. With the economy hit hard many renters couldn’t (or just refused to) pay rent.

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Fortunately There Is Great News For Saskatchewan Landlords

The Saskatchewan Government’s suspension of non-urgent evictions is ending on August 4th.

On that day, the province’s Office of Residential Tenancies will be taking eviction applications from landlords for all issues, including non-payment of rent. Tenants will also have to begin paying back overdue rent that was deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan says the plan for the original suspension was to make sure people had a place to physically distance and some relief from COVID-19 financial burdens, but with the pandemic’s curve flattening, it was time to begin pre-pandemic rental operations

New Rules For Saskatchewan Landlords

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

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Smart & Helpful New Rules Are Coming To Help Landlords Protect Our Rental Properties

Is surprising but many people are not aware that soon it will be legal to buy and smoke marijuana in Canada. Yes it’s true.  The Liberal government is going to legalize cannabis (or weed or marijuana) in the summer of 2018. While many people are against it, the feds are going to go through with it and make it legal to buy and smoke marijuana.

Landlords Are Worried

Many landlords across Canada are worried about how this will impact their rental property businesses. Experienced landlords know we already have so many challenges to face. This is why we screen our tenants carefully to make sure we find the great tenants out there. We always make sure we run a landlord credit check to verify who we are renting to.

The problem is if weed is “legal” what can we do?

We all know that allowing renters to smoke week in our rentals could be a disaster. And if they are allowed to bring in plants and grow weed in our rentals we face even more potential disasters.

The whole legalization situation could easily lead to many small landlords going bankrupt or selling and leaving the rental industry for good. It truly is a potential nightmare and we need to make sure our voices are heard!

As one BC landlord wrote in at the Canada Landlords site:

“The people who I thought were a nice couple told me they worked from home. Only later did I find out their work was using my rental as a place to sell marijuana to people in the area.

An Alberta landlord shared her story of a renter who turned her property into a grow op.  When they finally left the costs to get the smell and mold out of the rental cost her tens of thousands of dollars…far more the rent the renters paid to her.

An Ontario landlord about how even smoking tobacco cigarettes is a big problem there and when people can smoke weed it could lead to even more challenges. She wrote in:

“There will be a huge problem in multi-unit rental properties when marijuana is made legal. After all, even dealing with normal tobacco cigarettes has led to huge fights between my tenants. It will be a DISASTER when people can smoke stinky and dangerous weed. It will really hurt good tenants who have kids and something must be done!”

Smart and Helpful Changes in the Saskatchewan

According to a report by CTV news there have been some changes to the Residential Tenancies Act that will help landlords deal with marijuana and other issues. It’s really great news as under the amendment a landlord may establish and enforce rules prohibiting the possession, use, selling or distribution of cannabis; or the growing of cannabis plants.

Saskatchewan Leads the Way in Protecting Small Landlords and Good Tenants!

This Saskatchewan landlords need to appreciate the smart and helpful changes in our province. Not only are these important changes going to help landlords, they will also help good renters. The balance between the rights of landlords and the rights of tenants is still maintained and this will actually help good tenants who want the landlord to be able to protect them from other tenants in multi-unit buildings.

When Will These Important Changes To  Protect Good Landlords And Tenants Happen?

It looks like they will happen in the spring of 2018, which is before the feds give us “legal marijuana”. We want Saskatchewan landlords to let other small landlords across Canada what they think about these changes and share their experiences with our nation-wide community.  Please write in to landlordtenantsolutions@groupmail.com and make YOUR VOICE HEARD.