Frequently Asked Eviction Questions
Foster and Co Landlord 911 Services

 By Foster and Company Ltd. and Landlord 911

1. How long does it take to evict a tenant in Calgary or Alberta?

  • Generally the hearing date will be within one week of filing the documents
  • The Judge or Mediator will then give 10-14 days for the tenant to vacate


2. How much does an eviction cost in Alberta and are the fees recoverable?

  • Evictions through Court of Queen’s Bench cost $750.00 and generally the courts will award the landlord $650.00 in their judgment for these fees
  • Evictions through the RTDRS cost $550.00 and generally they will only award approximately $100.00 to the landlord for these fees.


3. What reasons can I evict a tenant for?

  • Unpaid rent
  • Significant Interference
  • Tenant conducting illegal Acts
  • Endangering people in the property or the common area
  • Causing or permitting significant damage to the property or common area
  • Failing to maintain the premises in a reasonably clean condition
  • Failing to vacate the premises upon the expiration of the lease agreement
  • Allowing unauthorized occupants to reside in the premises


4. Can you help me collect on my judgment?

  • Yes, if the tenant has employment or a bank account Foster and Company can help you collect on outstanding amounts on a judgment by filing a garnishee.


5. How long is a judgment in Alberta effective?

  • Judgments are good for 10 years and will be reported to the credit bureau

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