Province to move landlord-tenant disputes out of Alberta courts http://t.co/7AFtoqzzU1 – Good move. Makes it less expensive for all
— Landlord Relief (@LandlordRelief) July 22, 2014
The article referenced in the above tweet discusses a number of reforms to the Alberta court/justice system. The focus is is on:
1. Moving Landlord and tenant disputes out of the courts and under the jurisdiction of a specialized tribunal; which
2. Should reduce overall costs to both landlords and tenants because there will be less need for lawyers (which cost lots of money).
3. The diminished involvement of lawyers in landlord and tenant disputes should facilitate more flexible solutions to the inevitable problems in the landlord and tenant relationship.
Although the article places the reform of “landlord tenant disputes” in the broader context of the reform of the Alberta legal system, it includes: