Settlement.org logo

Register
Lost password
 

HomeFinding a Place to Live

Finding housing, buying a house, landlord/tenant rights.

Questions Landlord can Ask 

ForumUser
ForumUser
Posts: 444


Posted On: 6/27/2017
ForumUser
ForumUser
Posts: 444
I am looking to move to Alberta and I have applied to several places and I am uncomfortable when they ask my bank balance, my pension information, and SIN number.

I do understand the need to make sure I have a good credit rating and references but I am not willing to provide the above information. Is this normal to ask such questions.

What do you advise?
link
Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2151


Posted On: 6/27/2017
Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2151
Hello,

Thank you for sharing your questions and concerns with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.

You can find some information on the Alberta Human Rights Commission website in the What information can landlords require from potential tenants? section.

You can also find some very detailed and helpful information on the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta website in the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) - Privacy & Landlord - Tenant Matters Frequently Asked Questions Document.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.


=====
Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org
link