Respond to notice

What to do if either a landlord or tenant objects to a 14-day notice.


A 14-day notice is void if the landlord objects, in writing, within 7 days of receiving the tenant’s notice, as long as the order has been complied with or stayed.


If a tenant objects to the reasons stated for the eviction in a 14-day notice, they must:

  • give the landlord a written explanation of why they disagree
  • give the written objection to the landlord before the 14 days are over

If the tenant objects or doesn’t leave at the end of the 14 days, the landlord can apply to RTDRS or the Court for a court order to terminate the tenancy and get possession of the rental premises.

Until RTDRS or the Court issues the order, the tenant may remain on the rental premises. Once an order is given, the tenant must move out by the possession date in the order.

Contact this service

780-427-4088 (Edmonton)

1-877-427-4088 (toll-free)

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Related services

Rental agreements

Residential Tenancies Act and Regulations