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Residential Tenancies Act
Part XVII


Regulations


Regulations

241. (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

    1. prescribing circumstances under which one or more rental units that form part of a residential complex, rather than the entire residential complex, are care homes for the purposes of the definition of "care home" in subsection 2 (1);

    2. prescribing services that are to be included or not included in the definition of "care services" in subsection 2 (1);

    3. prescribing charges not to be included in the definition of "municipal taxes and charges" in subsection 2 (1);

    4. prescribing persons that are to be included or are not to be included in the definition of "tenant" in subsection 2 (1) and exempting any such persons from any provision of the Act specified in the regulation;

    5. prescribing, for the purposes of the definition of "vital service" in subsection 2 (1), the part of each year during which heat is a vital service;

    6. prescribing classes of accommodation for the purposes of clause 5 (n);

    7. prescribing federal, provincial or municipal programs for the purpose of paragraph 3 of subsection 7 (1);

    8. providing that specified provisions of this Act apply with respect to any specified housing project, housing program, rental unit, residential complex or other residential accommodation or any class of them;

    9. exempting any housing project, housing program, rental unit, residential complex or other residential accommodation or any class of them from any provision of this Act;

    10. prescribing grounds of an application for the purposes of clause 9 (1) (b);

    11. respecting the rules for making findings for the purposes of subsection 9 (2);

    12. prescribing for the purposes of section 22, paragraph 3 of subsection 29 (1) and subsection 31 (1),

      i.  standards and criteria to be applied by the Board in determining if a landlord, superintendent or agent of a landlord has substantially interfered with the reasonable enjoyment of a rental unit or residential complex in carrying out maintenance, repairs or capital improvements to the unit or complex, and

      ii. criteria to be applied by the Board in determining whether to order an abatement of rent under subsection 31 (1) when a landlord, superintendent or agent of a landlord is found to have substantially interfered with the reasonable enjoyment of a rental unit or residential complex in carrying out maintenance, repairs or capital improvements to the unit or complex and rules for calculating the amount of the abatement;

    13. prescribing the hours during which a landlord is required to make an evicted tenant's property available to be retrieved under subsection 41 (3);

    14. prescribing conditions applicable to discounts referred to in clause 111 (2) (a) or (b);

    15. prescribing discounts for the purpose of clause 111 (2) (c);

    16. prescribing rules for the purpose of subsection 111 (3) for calculating the lawful rent which may be charged where a landlord provides a tenant with a discount in rent at the beginning of, or during, a tenancy, and prescribing different rules for different types of discounts;

    17. prescribing rules for the purpose of subsection 111 (4) for the calculation of lawful rent where the rent a landlord charges for the first rental period of a tenancy is greater than the rent the landlord charges for any subsequent rental period;

    18. prescribing the circumstances under which lawful rent for the purposes of section 112 will be other than that provided for in section 112 and providing the lawful rent under those circumstances;

    19. prescribing information to be included in a notice under clause 114 (3) (e);

    20. prescribing information to be filed and the time in which it is to be filed for the purposes of subsection 115 (4);

    21. respecting rules for increasing or decreasing rent charged for the purposes of sections 123 and 125;

    22. prescribing services, facilities, privileges, accommodations and things for the purposes of paragraph 2 of subsection 123 (1);

    23. defining or describing the method for determining what constitutes "extraordinary increase" for the purpose of section 126;

    24. prescribing rules governing making information available under subsection 126 (4);

    25. prescribing the rules for making findings for the purposes of subsection 126 (10);

    26. prescribing rules governing the time period to be specified in an order under clause 126 (10) (b);

    27. prescribing rules for the purpose of clause 126 (11) (b);

    28. prescribing rules for the purposes of section 127;

    29. prescribing rules for the purposes of subsection 128 (2);

    30. prescribing a percentage, a period and rules for the purposes of subsection 128 (3);

    31. prescribing rules governing the determination of the date to be specified in an order under clause 129 (b);

    32. prescribing rules governing the determination of the percentage by which rent is required to be reduced under subclause 129 (c) (ii);

    33. prescribing the rules for making findings for the purposes of subsection 130 (3);

    34. prescribing percentages and rules for the purposes of subsection 131 (1);

    35. prescribing rules for the purposes of subsection 131 (2);

    36. prescribing a number of rental units, a period and methods of service for the purposes of subsection 131 (3);

    37. prescribing circumstances for the purposes of subsection 132 (1);

    38. prescribing a period of time for the purposes of subsection 132 (2);

    39. prescribing rules for the purposes of subsection 132 (3);

    40. prescribing the rules for making findings for the purposes of subsection 133 (2) and for determining the effective date for an order under subsection 133 (3);

    41. exempting specified payments from the operation of section 134;

    42. prescribing rules governing the provision of notice for the purposes of clause 137 (2) (c);

    43. prescribing rules governing the provision of notice for the purposes of clause 137 (3) (a);

    44. prescribing rules governing the reduction of rent for the purposes of clause 137 (3) (b);

    45. prescribing a period for the purposes of subsection 137 (4);

    46. prescribing information to be provided to a prospective tenant for the purposes of paragraph 3 of subsection 137 (5);

    47. prescribing other circumstances for the purposes of subsection 137 (6);

    48. prescribing requirements for the purposes of clauses 137 (7) (a), (b) and (c);

    49. prescribing circumstances in which a tenant may apply to the Board under subsection 137 (8);

    50. prescribing rules governing charging tenants a portion of the cost of a utility for the purposes of subsection 138 (1);

    51. prescribing rules governing the provision of notice for the purposes of clause 138 (1) (a);

    52. prescribing rules governing the reduction of rent for the purposes of clause 138 (1) (b);

    53. prescribing information to be provided to a prospective tenant for the purposes of paragraph 4 of subsection 138 (4);

    54. prescribing requirements for the purposes of clauses 138 (5) (a) and (b);

    55. prescribing circumstances in which a tenant may apply to the Board under subsection 138 (6);

    56. prescribing the information that shall be contained in an information package for the purposes of section 140;

    57. prescribing a period for the purpose of clause 144 (1) (b);

    58. prescribing an amount for the purposes of paragraph 2 of subsection 164 (2);

    59. prescribing an amount for the purposes of section 165;

    60. prescribing services and things for the purposes of section 167;

    61. respecting the appointment, including the status, duties and benefits, of employees of the Board for the purposes of section 178;

    62. prescribing information to be filed with an application to the Board for the purposes of subsection 185 (1);

    63. prescribing information to be provided under subsection 189 (1);

    64. prescribing circumstances for the purposes of subsection 189 (2);

    65. prescribing time requirements that cannot be extended or shortened for the purposes of subsection 190 (2);

    66. restricting the circumstances in which the Board may, under section 195, require a person to make a payment into the Board;

    67. governing the management and investment of money paid into the Board, providing for the payment of interest on money paid into the Board and fixing the rate of interest so paid;

    68. prescribing forms of housing assistance for the purposes of clause 203 (b);

    69. prescribing an amount for the purposes of subsection 207 (4);

    70. governing electronic documents for the purposes of section 213, including specifying the types of documents that may be dealt with electronically for the purposes of that section, regulating the use of electronic signatures in such documents and providing for the creating, filing, providing, issuing, sending, receiving, storing, transferring and retaining of such documents;

    71. prescribing an amount for the purposes of subsection 214 (1);

    72. prescribing maintenance standards for the purposes of section 224;

    73. prescribing other criteria for determining areas in which maintenance standards apply for the purposes of clause 224 (1) (c);

    74. respecting the amount or the determination of the amount the Minister may charge a municipality for the purposes of subsection 224 (4), including payments to inspectors, overhead costs related to inspections and interest on overdue accounts;

    75. making a regulation made under paragraph 25, 26, 66 or 67 applicable, with necessary modifications, to an application to which subsection 242 (6) or (7) applies, and providing that the regulation applies despite any regulations made under the Tenant Protection Act, 1997;

    76. defining "serious" as it is used in any provision of this Act and defining it differently for different provisions;

    77. defining any word or expression used in this Act that has not already been expressly defined in this Act;

    78. prescribing any matter required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed.

2006, c. 17, s. 241 (1).


Same

(2) A regulation made under subsection (1) may be general or particular in its application. 2006, c. 17, s. 241 (2).



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