Your Tenancy or Lease Agreement will set out the conditions under which you rent your premises. However, the conditions under which the landlord may enter your premises are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act. Any term in your Tenancy or Lease Agreement respecting landlord entry that is contrary to the Act will be void.
The landlord may not be on site at all times. There may be building managers, caretakers or janitors who are employees of the landlord. Your landlord and their employees may only enter your premises under one of the following situations:
If your landlord does not follow the conditions under which they may enter your premises, you may call the nearest Landlord Advisory Board. If you think your landlord is being unreasonable, you can apply to the The Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) for a remedy. The RTDRS offers landlords and tenants a method of resolving disputes without going to court. You may also wish to consult a lawyer. The Lawyer Referral Service can give you the names of lawyers who deal with landlord and tenant matters.
You cannot change the door locks without the landlord’s consent. A deadbolt or similar security device may be installed if it can be activated from the inside only and if it can be installed and removed without damage.