1.6 Definition of “Landlord”

definition of landlord

It is important to understand that a single tenant can have multiple landlords. All tenancies under the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) involve an owner, who is automatically considered a landlord, but some also include “agents” acting on behalf of the owner. For example, if you move into an apartment building, there is a good chance the owner will have hired a property management company to manage the building. In this scenario, the owner and the property management company, acting as the owner’s agent, are both your landlords.