Prince Edward Island Landlord Resources is a regional overview of organizations that support landlord knowledge and education. This listicle continues the provincial resources, with direct quotes from the individual websites. I started this project with Alberta Landlord Resources and will continue adding provincial and some municipal resources until I’ve covered all 10 provinces.
This landlord-tenant legislation in Prince Edward Island applies to tenancy agreements, rental units, and other residential property legislation.
Landlord-Tenant Residential Dispute Resolution
The Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property PEI resolves disputes between tenants and landlords and provides information on their rights and responsibilities. It is a quasi-judicial tribunal,” which means they can hear cases and make determinations. The website also provides forms including rental agreements, notice to vacate, notice of eviction, notice to keep security deposit, etc.
Legal Information for Landlords and Tenants
Renting PEI is legal information for residential landlords and tenants on Prince Edward Island. It explains the law that applies to most residential tenants in PEI – the Rental of Residential Property Act and its Regulations. Rental PEI also explains what tenants or landlords can do if one or the other isn’t respecting the law. The publication is available in four languages.
PEI environmental health officers work closely with tenants and property owners to ensure that minimum health standards are met in rental accommodations in accordance with the Public Health Act and Rental Accommodation Regulations.
A booklet that discusses rental of residential property in PEI.
211 PEI is a community navigation service that connects islanders to critical human, social, community, and government services across PEI. 211 PEI includes 22 services encompassing housing, COVID 19, addictions, and mental health, alerts, animals and environment, financial assistance, food, healthcare, clothing and household goods, legal, education, employment and training, seasonal, sports and recreation, transportation, violence and abuse, children and families, disabilities, indigenous, newcomers to PEI, older adults, youth, and LGBTQ+.
Neighborhood Watch is a program through Charlottetown Police to reduce crime in the community. It involves getting to know one’s neighbour, and introducing them to the concept of good neighbours working together, alert to the potential of crime, and willing to look out for one and other’s interests. Neighbours working together through Neighbourhood Watch can combat crime in their neighbourhood in their area the most effective way – before it starts. Neighbourhood_Watch_Brochure.
The PEI Human Rights Act prohibits actions that discriminate against people based on a protected characteristic in combination with a prohibited area (see below).
- Ethnic, national, or aboriginal origin
- Sex (including pregnancy and pay equity)
- Sexual orientation
- Physical disability
- Mental disability
- Family status
- Marital status
- Source of income
- Harassment (and sexual harassment)
- Irrational fear of contracting an illness or disease
- Association with protected groups or individuals
- Political belief, affiliation, or activity
- Gender Identity
- Gender Expression
In addition to protection from discrimination, the Act also prohibits harassment based on any of these characteristics and prohibits sexual harassment in all areas of public life.
- Housing or accommodation
- Services and facilities (such as stores, restaurants or provincially funded programs)
- Purchase or sale of property
- Volunteer public service
- Publication, broadcasting, or advertisement
- Membership in a professional, business or trade association, or employers’ or employees’ organization
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) Act provides a formal process to obtain access to records under the control of the provincial government while protecting the privacy of individuals who do not want their personal information made public.
RRAP is a non-profit organization on PEI that represents Island Rental Property Owners who work to provide safe and secure housing for Islanders. They also work to provide better communication and clarity between the values of tenants and property owners; this includes closer ties and contact with IRAC and the provincial government.
RRAP also functions as an information exchange among members, providing information about best renting and property management practices.
Rental Residential Rehabilitation Assistance
Programs such as the Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence (HASI), and the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) provide funding for disability-related home renovations, are available for low-income households, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Financial assistance takes the form of forgivable loans or non-repayable contributions and can be used to fund repairs, renovations, accessibility modifications, the creation of low-income rental units, and home adaptations.
Resources change regularly; however, the Prince Edward Island Landlord Resources overview provides a starting point.
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