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Enter My Room Without Notice. Am I Covered by RTA? 

magnon
magnon
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Posted On: 12/4/2018
magnon
magnon
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Hi there,

I would like to know whether the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) can cover me or not.

The landlord told me that he can have access to enter and to inspect my room anytime. Thus, I feel my room is not for me, and I think I have no privacy. (actually, he entered my room for inspecting cleaning status a few times without notice)

Here are my contract situations

- live in the same unit with the landlord.
- Rent a master bedroom with contained bathroom (bathroom is only for me)
- have the privilege to use a kitchen
- Just use a refrigerator in a kitchen

I know that the Act does not apply if the tenant must share a kitchen or bathroom with the landlord.
However, I don't need to have to use the kitchen. Also, I don't share the bathroom with the landlord. So I think that I may be covered by the RTA.

In this case, am I covered by RTA?
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Moderator
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Posted On: 12/4/2018
Moderator
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be very concerned about this situation.

You may be able to find some helpful information by using this Web tool for renters with roommates: Sharing rental housing? Tool.

This is an interactive web tool to help people in different kinds of shared rental arrangements find out which laws apply to their situation and what their rights and responsibilities are.

You may also want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some assistance and information specific to your situation.

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.

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