Rental Office

SPECIAL NOTE: The NWT Rental Office is independent from the Department of Justice. The Department makes this web section available on behalf of the Rental Officer as a convenience for the public.

The establishment of the Rental Office and the appointment of a Rental Officer came into effect in 1988 with the passage of the Residential Tenancies Act. The Act gives the Rental Officer specific powers and duties that are designed to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants who have entered into residential tenancy agreements. The Rental Office provides an important service to both landlords and tenants as a convenient source of information regarding the obligations and responsibilities contained in tenancy agreements.

This website explains the law in general.  It is not intended to give you legal advice on your particular problem.  Because each person's case is different, you may need to get legal help.

NEW: Applications to the Rental Officer can now be completed online in both English and French, however, three copies will need to be submitted through mail or delivered to the office at the address below.

For more information, please contact:

Rental Office
3rd Floor, YK Centre East (formerly Panda II)
PO Box 1920
Yellowknife NT X1A 2P4
Telephone: (867) 920-8047
Fax: (867) 873-0489
Toll Free: (800) 661-0760

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Rental Officer decisions are produced by the Rental Officer. The Department of Justice makes these decisions available on behalf of the Rental Officer. Any questions or concerns about these decisions should be directed to the Rental Officer.

This page last updated: March 2011

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