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Sunday, July 05, 2015
Saskatchewan Justice

The legislation excludes:

  • an agreement where the living accommodations and a business are located together and under a single agreement;
  • hotel, motel, resort, cottage, bed and breakfast, if rented for less than six consecutive months;
  • crisis or emergency shelters;
  • hospitals, treatment centres, personal care homes;
  • farm acreage, if the person is farming the property;
  • living accommodations provided by educational institutions to students and employees;
  • the YMCA, YWCA, and Salvation Army;
  • Until March 31, 2013, living accommodations that provide meals to persons over 55 years of age (to be repealed on April 1, 2013);
  • life lease and lease for a term 20 years and more.

In addition, the legislation does not apply to "rent-to-own" arrangements and agreements for sale of land through periodic payments, whether monthly or otherwise. Any agreement that creates a potential ownership interest in property is a matter for the courts. You should consult a lawyer about your rights.

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