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