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Office of Residential Tenancies

The Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT) is an agency independent of government that provides information about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Saskatchewan. When landlords and tenants cannot resolve disputes on their own, both have the right to ask the ORT to make rulings and settle the dispute.  The ORT is independent, free from outside influence, and impartially decides applications without favour for either landlords or tenants.


1. Information You Might Be Looking For

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The Office of Residential Tenancies can help to provide information about and make decisions regarding:

Tenancy Agreements

Information on tenancy agreements that tenants and landlords can use in Saskatchewan and the responsibilities of each party.

Security Deposits

Learn about your rights and responsibilities surrounding security deposits as a landlord or tenant.

Rent Increases and Tenancy Fees

Find information on rent increases in different situations as well as any fees that may be charged to a tenant in Saskatchewan.

Requesting Repairs and Dealing with Pests

Learn what your rights and responsibilities are as a landlord or tenant when it comes to requesting repairs to a rental property and dealing with infestations of pests.

Ending Tenancies

Find information on what is required of the landlord and tenant leading up to and following giving notice to end a tenancy.

Resolving Tenancy Disputes

Information about applying for a hearing, serving parties, gathering evidence, preparing for a hearing, and enforcing an order. 

Landlord's Right to Enter a Rental Property

Learn when a landlord may enter your rental unit.

Landlord's Legal Responsibilities to a Tenant

Information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords in Saskatchewan.

Did you know...

A lease or other contract, either written or verbal, is legally binding and can only be changed by mutual agreement of the landlord and tenant, with one exception - a landlord may raise rent on proper notice.

The landlord and tenants may agree to a change of the services provided, for example to install meters to charge for utilities rather than including utilities. If the landlord can not obtain the agreement of tenants to the change, usually by a reduction in rent, the landlord may apply for an order from this Office to allow the change and set the conditions.


2. Forms, leases and other documents

Find approved forms, sample leases and other documents from the Office of Residential Tenancies. 

The Public Legal Education Association (PLEA) provides a document called “Renting a Home”, which provides general information. The publication predates an increase in the amount of money the ORT can award (now $30,000) and the amendments to The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.  Here is a summary of the important changes.

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