Laws & Regulation

Quick Tips

  • Select wisely. Choosing the right tenants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.
  • Call references. See what others think of your potential tenant.
  • Trust your instincts. If you have less confidence in a potential tenant than you’d like, don’t rent to them.
  • Be fair. Use the same screening process for all your prospective tenants.
  • Get a deposit. Protect yourself by requiring a security deposit.
  • Put it in writing. Use the Standard Form of Lease, and get it signed.
  • Check it out. Be sure that you and your tenant complete and sign an inspection report.
  • Fix it. As soon as know there is an issue, get it repaired right away.
  • Stop by. Inspecting the premises every few months will help you spot problems early on. Be sure to give proper notice.
  • Questions? Contact the Office of the Rentalsman.

In this guide, you'll find all the information you'll need on the Residential Tenancies Act and how it impacts the renting process. You'll also find practical advice on everything from how to find your ideal tenant to tips on being a good landlord.

Before signing a lease

During the tenancy

Ending the tenancy the right way

Tenancy dispute resolution

Source: Service New Brunswick:: Renting in New Brunswick