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Unit 5: Contract Law

CHAPTER 18: LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW

E-ACTIVITY: SECURITY DEPOSITS IN YOUR PROVINCE OR TERRITORY (p. 552)

Activity: Create an Investigation Chart about Security Deposits

Often landlords ask for security deposits to protect themselves. What are security deposits? What are the laws about security deposits in your province or territory? How much money can be charged?

Complete an investigation chart about security deposits in your jurisdiction.

  1. Look for information about security deposits in your province or territory. To do so, you might visit Web sites for the following jurisdictions:

  2. Research to complete the following investigation chart.

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Security Deposit Investigation Chart
· Name of province or territory
 
· Name of landlord and tenant legislation  
· Amount of security deposit

 

· Use of a security deposit

 

· Amount of interest paid on a security deposit

 

· Name of office to which complaints can be addressed

 

· What a tenant should do before moving into a unit

 

· What a landlord should do before a tenant moves in

 

· What happens to a security deposit if the property is sold?

 

· Can a tenant deduct a security deposit from the rent?

 

· When should a security deposit and interest be returned to a tenant?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

  1. With a group of classmates, compare your charts. Revise them if necessary.

 

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