When you rent a place to live in Alberta you should expect that it will be a place where you and your family can make a safe and healthy home.
Apartments, rooming houses, and townhouses are some examples of units that you can rent to make a home.
A safe and healthy place for you to live should meet all the conditions in Alberta's Minimum Housing and Health Standards.
A washroom in rental housing must have a:
Kitchens and bathrooms may be shared, depending on the type of housing.
As a responsible tenant you should:
Your landlords must keep your rental housing clean and in good repair.
If something is broken or not working:
If the repairs aren’t done, you can contact Alberta Health Services
Environmental Public Health for help. They'll ask you:
AHS won't give your name to anyone after you call. A health inspector or environmental health officer will contact you to inspect your rental housing.
Current as of: February 24, 2021
Author: Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services
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