You have the right to quiet enjoyment of your rental unit. This does not mean that you have the right to complete silence. It does mean that you should live free of unreasonable disruptions. For example, it is reasonable to expect some noise during the day. It is unreasonable to expect constant disturbance during the night when you are sleeping.
If another tenant’s noise or behaviour, or their guest’s noise or behaviour, is preventing you from enjoying your home, you should complain to your landlord in writing. With correct documentation, your landlord may have the right to evict the disruptive tenant.
If you are worried about your neighbour knowing who made the complaint, ask your landlord to keep your complaint confidential. However, if the case goes to a hearing, your landlord may not be able to guarantee your anonymity.
You have the right to live in your rental unit free of intimidation, harassment, physical violence, or threat of physical violence.
Contact police immediately if your landlord or another tenant is making you feel unsafe.
If your landlord is making you feel unsafe, you may be able to file a Form 2 – Application for Enforcement of Statutory or Other Conditions of Rental Agreement, requesting that your right to quiet enjoyment be respected.
If another tenant is making you feel unsafe, you should complain to your landlord in writing. With correct documentation, your landlord may have the right to evict the disruptive tenant.
You may be able to file a complaint with the PEI Human Rights Commission if your landlord is harassing you because of a protected ground. For example, if your landlord is harassing you because of your religion or your nationality.
See Human Rights for more information.
You have the right to privacy in your rental unit. If your landlord wants to enter your rental unit, they must give you notice in writing at least 24 hours in advance. The written notice must include the date and time your landlord wants to enter. Your landlord’s visit must be between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The only exception is if there is an emergency, such as a water leak.
You give up your right to advanced notice if you allow your landlord to enter your rental unit without giving you the proper written notice.
If your landlord has entered your rental unit without giving you proper notice, you may want to contact the Rental Office. You may be able to file an application to enforce your rental agreement, using Form 2 – Application for Enforcement of Statutory or Other Conditions of Rental Agreement.
You must respect other tenants’ right to quiet enjoyment of their rental unit. If you, or your guests, are disrupting the quiet enjoyment of other tenants, your landlord can serve you with an eviction notice. Your landlord could evict you after receiving one complaint. This is true unless your rental agreement includes a condition that your landlord will give you warnings.
See Evictions for more information.
Forms you may need: