The provincial government is moving forward with legislation to help address some concerns between tenants and landlords.
If passed The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, 2017, will give a landlord the right to ban the use, possession, and sale of cannabis from the residency. It would also allow the landlord the ability to restrict growing and possession of marijuana plants.
"These amendments address concerns we've heard from landlords about issues such as the upcoming legalization of cannabis," Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said.
Included in the legislation is a change in The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, that originally required a renter to deposit half a month's rent with the Court of Queen's Bench when appealing an eviction hearing decision made by the Office of Residential Tenancies. If approved that would change to the renter continuing to pay rent until the appeal is finished.
And the last change would allow landlords the right to discard any belongs left behind from a tenant after they move out that does not exceed $1,500.
The Brad Wall government is hoping the act will come into effect in spring 2018.