According to the Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta, a landlord is permitted to set house rules for all tenants
Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
Christmas is less than a month away and folks around Alberta are starting to put up their lights and decorations.
Tenants in Calgary apartments and Edmonton rentals don’t need to feel left out of the fun, but they do need to check with their landlords what they can and cannot do.
According to the Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta, a landlord is permitted to set house rules for all tenants. Some reasonable restrictions for Calgary houses for rent and Edmonton condos for rent can cover pets, barbecues, satellite dishes, smoking and real Christmas trees.
Real Christmas trees are often construed as a fire hazard and landlords like to mitigate the risk to the property they own.
That doesn’t mean tenants can’t have a Christmas tree or decorate for the holidays. With an artificial Christmas tree, they too can join in the festive season.
Here are some other ways to join in the Yuletide fun:
- String lights around the windows
- Hang ornaments from the window sucker hooks
- Head to the craft store and find some festive decals for the windows
- Get some mistletoe for the doorway
- Turn any shelf space into a place to hold ceramic Santas and elves or Christmas-themed candleholders
- Bake gingerbread cookies to spread a delicious Christmas-y aroma throughout the apartment
A tenant should clear any outward-facing decorations with the landlord first, however.
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