Renseignements en français

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Security Deposits

The security deposits video is also available in the following languages:
Amharic, Arabic, ASL, Azerbaijani, Cantonese, Cree, Dene, Ewe, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Patois, Pidgin, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba.

Security deposits worth no more than the equivalent of one calendar month’s rent may be requested at the beginning of a tenancy agreement by a landlord. At the date the tenancy is entered into, a landlord may only require a maximum of 50% of the total security deposit with the remainder being payable within two months of the tenant taking possession of the rental unit.

Security deposits held by a landlord must either be invested in securities authorized by The Trustee Act, 2009 or deposited in a trust account in a bank, trust company, or credit union. Interest will only remain payable to a tenant by a landlord for tenancies over five years, and it will only accrue up to 30 days after the tenancy end date.

Notice of Claim to Tenant Security Deposits

A landlord may NOT require as part of a tenancy agreement that the landlord will automatically keep all or part of the security deposit at the end of the tenancy. A landlord may make a claim to all or part of a tenant’s security deposit within seven business days of the tenancy ending through the ORT’s online portal. The notice of claim must be served on all tenants at the service address(es) they provided.

Tenants may dispute a landlord’s claim to their security deposit through the ORT’s online portal within 60 days of the tenancy end date by filing an application for the return of their security deposit. A $50 filing fee is applicable to all applications submitted.

Security Deposit Hearings

The ORT will send out a notice of hearing to both the landlord and the tenant(s) by email or mail. The landlord will be directed to pay the security deposit amount in dispute into the ORT through the ORT’s online portal and complete a Notice to Tenant of Claim for Security Deposit specifying if their claim remains the same or if it is being updated. This form MUST be emailed to the ORT at ort@gov.sk.ca. The ORT will forward a copy of this form to the tenant.

If a landlord fails to pay the security deposit amount requested by the specified date, the ORT may issue an ex parte order directing the landlord to pay the security deposit directly to the tenant and cancel the hearing.

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve