MONTH-TO-MONTH TENANCY AGREEMENT (ALBERTA)
The tenancy created by this Agreement is governed by the Residential Tenancies Act
(the “Act”) and if there is a conflict between this Agreement and the Act, the Act
THIS LEASE AGREEMENT made effective the _____ day of ______________, _______.
(hereinafter referred to as “Landlord”)
- and -
(hereinafter referred to as “Tenant”)
A. Landlord owns the property located at ________________________________________________
[address], (hereinafter called the “Premises”);
B. Tenant is desirous of renting the Premises from Landlord on a month-to-month basis;
NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the mutual covenants
and agreements contained in this Agreement and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt
and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by the parties, the parties hereby agree as follows:
Landlord does hereby lease to Tenant “as is” the Premises on a month to month basis to commence on the
______ day of ______________________, ___________ (the Commencement Date”).
Tenant shall pay as rent to Landlord the amount of [RENTAL AMOUNT IN WORDS] DOLLARS
($______) of lawful money of Canada, payable in advance on the first day of each and every month; the
first of such payments to be made on the Commencement Date.
3. Security Deposit
Tenant shall pay Landlord a security deposit of [SECURITY DEPOSIT IN WORDS] DOLLARS ($______)
not to exceed one (1) month’s rent.
Within ten (10) days after Tenant surrenders possession of the premises, Landlord shall return the
security deposit to Tenant, with interest, less any permissible deductions, in accordance with the
Residential Tenancy Act of Alberta.
4. Late Fees & Dishonoured Cheques
Any rent payment not made when the same is due shall incur a late fee of $________________. In the
event that any cheque of Tenant’s is not honoured by Tenant’s bank for any reason, a dishonoured
cheque fee of $____________ will be charged.
5. Inspection of Premises
Prior to Tenant taking possession of the Premises, Tenant and Landlord / Landlord’s agent shall jointly
inspect the Premises and complete the attached Inspection Checklist and Inventory. Landlord /
Landlord’s agent will provide Tenant with a fully signed copy of the Inspection Checklist and Inventory
within seven (7) days of Tenant’s move-in. Upon Tenant’s vacating of the Premises at the expiration or
termination of this Lease Agreement, Tenant and Landlord / Landlord’s agent shall again jointly inspect
the Premises and complete the move-out portion of the Inspection Checklist and Inventory.
6. Tenant Obligations
Tenant covenants to:
(a) to use the Premises for residential purposes only and for no other purpose;
(b) pay the rent and all other charges when the same become due;
(c) not interfere in any significant manner with the rights of either Landlord or other tenants in the
Premises, the common areas, or the property of which they form a part;
(d) not perform any illegal acts or carry on an illegal trade, business, or occupation in the Premises,
the common areas, or the property of which they form a part;
(e) not endanger persons or property in the Premises, the common areas, or the property of which
they form a part;
(f) not allow significant damage to the Premises, the common areas, or the property of which they
form a part;
(g) not change, replace or add any locks to the Premises without the prior written consent of
(h) maintain the Premises and the property with it in a reasonably clean condition; and
(i) vacate the Premises at the termination of the tenancy.
7. Landlord Obligations
Landlord covenants to:
(a) have the Premises available for occupation by Tenant on the Commencement Date;
(b) not disturb in any significant manner Tenant’s possession or peaceful enjoyment of the Premises.
(c) ensure that the Premises will meet at least the minimum standards prescribed for housing
premises under the Public Health Act and regulations.
Landlord covenants to keep the Premises in a good state of repair, and Tenant agrees to give Landlord
prompt written notice of any defect, accident or fault in the water pipes, heating apparatus, wiring or to
any other part of the Premises. Tenant further covenants to repair any damage caused to the Premises by
Tenant’s willful or negligent conduct or that of persons who are permitted on the Premises by Tenant.
(a) By Tenant. Tenant may terminate this Agreement by giving Landlord at least one (1) month
notice written notice.
(b) By Landlord. Landlord may terminate this Agreement by giving Tenant at least three (3) months'
10. Rent Increases
Landlord shall not increase the rent payable under this Agreement or recover any additional rent
resulting from an increase in rent unless written notice is given to Tenant at least three (3) tenancy
months prior to any such rent increase.
No pets or animals of any kind shall be permitted on the Premises unless Landlord has provided written
consent to Tenant identifying the pets Landlord agrees to allow on the Premises in a Pet Addendum
attached to and forming part of this Agreement. Tenant expressly agrees and understands that
Landlord’s permission may be conditional upon an additional pet deposit being paid prior to the pet
being kept in the Premises. Any breach of this provision by Tenant will be a substantial breach of this
Agreement and may result in the termination of the tenancy created hereunder.
11. Tenant Alterations or Improvements
Tenant shall make no changes, alterations or improvements to the Premises without prior written consent
[Edit this Section as required to reflect the agreement between the parties]
Tenant shall pay for [all charges for OR _____% of all charges for] sewer, water, electrical, natural gas
and other utilities and charges respecting Tenant’s occupation and use of the Premises from the
Commencement Date until the return of the Premises to Landlord by Tenant. Additional utilities to be
paid by Tenant: _____________________________________.
13. Fire Safety
Tenant shall at all times exercise and take reasonable precautions to protect the Premises against fire and
not keep or store, or suffer or permit to be kept or stored therein or thereupon any inflammable oils,
substances or materials, or carry on any activity whatsoever to be contrary to any municipal by-law.
14. Entry by Landlord
Tenant shall permit Landlord or its agent or agents at all reasonable times and upon not less than twenty-
four (24) hours’ written notice (unless otherwise agreed to by Tenant), to enter upon the Premises
between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, to inspect the same, view the state of repair thereof, and make
any repairs thereto for which Landlord is responsible; provided however in the event of a situation
deemed by Landlord to be an emergency, Landlord shall be immediately entitled to enter upon the
15. Assignment or Sublet
(a) Tenant shall not, without the consent of Landlord, assign or sublet or part with possession of the
Premises or any part thereof; said consent may not be unreasonably or arbitrarily withheld by
Landlord. If Landlord refuses to give consent, Landlord shall provide Tenant with written
reasons for such refusal.
(b) If Landlord does not respond to Tenant’s request for consent within fourteen (14) days after
receiving such request, Landlord is deemed to have given consent.
(c) Landlord shall not charge a fee for giving consent to an assignment or sublease.
(d) Unless Landlord and Tenant agree otherwise, Landlord reserves the right to serve a notice to
vacate on any person other than Tenant who is occupying the Premises.
16. General Provisions
(a) Time is of the essence.
(b) Tenant and Landlord shall comply with all the requirements and the laws and ordinances of or in
force in Canada or the Province of Alberta, or of any municipal by-law, including without
limitation under the Act, as amended.
(c) There are no representations, warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, statutory or
otherwise, other than those contained herein.
(d) Any rental application form completed by Tenant and delivered to Landlord shall be
incorporated into this Agreement and shall be deemed to be part of this Agreement. Any false