Victims of domestic violence can break rental agreements early under new Alberta law

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Victims of domestic violence can break rental agreements early under new Alberta law

The private member’s bill introduced by Calgary MLA Deborah Drever that came into effect on Monday will help victims of domestic abuse get away from their abusers.  The law will also help victims get in touch with services for survivors of domestic violence reports CBCnews Calgary.

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Calgary MLA Deborah Drever introduced a private member's bill last fall to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to get out of rental agreements.Calgary MLA Deborah Drever introduced a private member’s bill last fall to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to get out of rental agreements. (CBC)

A new law spearheaded by Calgary MLA Deborah Drever designed to help victims of domestic violence get away from their abusers came into force Monday.

The Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act allows renters to break a lease early, without a financial penalty, by showing their landlord a certificate verifying that they’re at risk.

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